BAGHDAD, Nov 8 (Reuters) – A drone attack that targeted the Iraqi prime minister on Sunday was carried out by at least one Iran-backed militia group, Iraqi security officials and sources close to the militias said.

The sources, who spoke to Reuters on Monday condition of anonymity, said the drones and explosives used in the attack were Iranian-made.

A spokesperson for one Iran-aligned paramilitary group declined to comment immediately on the attack and who carried it out. Other Iran-backed groups could not be reached immediately for comment, and there was no immediate comment from the government in Tehran.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unhurt from the attack on his residence in Baghdad, which was carried out using explosives-laden drone.

(Reporting by Baghdad newsroom; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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