Pro-Iran Forces In Iraq Bombed, Israel And US Deny Role As Middle-East Tension Soars | 10 Points

In the explosion, one PMF fighter was killed and six were wounded, two sources at a hospital in the nearby city of Hilla said, quoted Reuters.
Middle East tension between Israel and Iran

Middle East tension deepens.

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New Delhi: With each passing day, the crisis in the Middle East is only deepening with a potential escalation of war between Israel and Iran apart from the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip. Now, bomb attack on two Iraqi military bases after midnight on Saturday has further flared up the situation.

Here Are 10 Developments On The Crisis

  1. An unknown aircraft in Iraq's Babil province 'bombed' the command post of Popular Mobilization Forces, an official security force, at Kalso military base about 50 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad, reported Reuters.
  2. As per IANS, the airstrikes were carried out by drones and targeted two bases belonging to the Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces.
  3. Notably, the PMF started out as a grouping of armed factions and is considered close to Iran. It was later recognized as a formal security force by Iraqi authorities.
  4. In the explosion, one PMF fighter was killed and six were wounded, two sources at a hospital in the nearby city of Hilla said, quoted Reuters.
  5. PMF released a statement on the blast and said, "An explosion occurred at the headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Forces at the Kalsu military base in the Al-Mashrou district on the highway, north of Babil Governorate. An investigation team immediately arrived at the scene, and the explosion caused material losses and injuries. We will provide you with the details once the preliminary investigation is completed."
  6. Both Israel and the US denied their roles in the attack. Israel has no involvement in the reports of explosions in Iraq on Friday evening, an Israeli official told CNN.
  7. Meanwhile, the US Central Command said the US did not carry out strikes in Iraq.
  8. This comes just days after Iran launched retaliatory attack on Israel in response to latter's Syria attack in Damascus leading to death of 11 people including top Iranian military officials.
  9. On Friday, Israel launched an attack on the Iranian city of Isfahan in response to the Iranian retaliatory assault on April 13, United States officials as well as an Israeli official said.
  10. Iran immediately activated its air defence system over several cities in response to the reported explosions near the central city of Isfahan. Isfahan is a key province in Iran that hosts several nuclear sites, including Natanz, a crucial facility for uranium enrichment.
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