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Baghdad’s security chief sacked over bombings

Abboud-Qanbar

Baghdad’s security chief has been sacked over a series of massive bombings in the city which killed over 120 people.

Prime Minister “Nouri al-Maliki, as the commander in chief of the armed forces, ordered the removal of Lieutenant General Abboud Qanbar from his post” on Wednesday, a statement by the Premier’s Office said.

Qanbar will be replaced by Lieutenant General Ahmed Hashem Awoudeh.

Al-Maliki reportedly sacked the security chief in response to the lawmakers who demanded an explanation from the country’s leaders over Tuesday’s blasts.

The explosions also left 448 others wounded.

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