Am­mar al-Hakim was at­tacked in Diala

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While vis­it­ing the ex­plo­sion lo­ca­tion in Khan Bani Saad town in Diala Province last week, Am­mar al Hakim, Head of the Iraqi Supreme Is­lamic Coun­cil, was at­tached by the lo­cals who threw stones at him.

Mah­moud Obaid, a po­lice of­fi­cer at Khan Bani Saad po­lice depart­ment, told the lo­cal Kur­dish news web­site that while al-Hakim was vis­it­ing the lo­ca­tion of an ex­plo­sion in the town and at­tend­ing the fu­ner­als on Tues­day, July 21, a num­ber of in­hab­i­tants of the town blocked the way for alHakim and started swear­ing at him and at­tack­ing him with stones.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice of­fi­cer, the group did the same when Haider al Abadi, the Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter, vis­ited the area, and they didn’t al­low him to en­ter the town.

Obaid claims that the vi­o­lent group be­longs to the sup­port­ers of Nouri al-Ma­liki.

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