Attack on two outlets of KFC in Baghdad

Last Updated on May 28, 2024 4:20 pm

Two restaurants of the US fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) were attacked in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The US restaurant was targeted for its support of Israel. However, there was no casualty or damage.

Ministry of Home Affairs and police sources informed this information on Monday (May 27).

According to police sources, the first attack happened early Sunday morning local time. Two men on a motorcycle threw a bomb at a KFC branch on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad. The restaurant suffered a small loss.

A second attack took place on Monday at another branch of KFC in Baghdad. There, masked men entered the restaurant and smashed glass and furniture with sticks. However, they fled before the security forces reached the spot, police said.

KFC did not immediately comment on the attacks.

The Ministry of Home Affairs did not give any details about the purpose of the attack. However, a police commander and other officials responsible for the incident have been arrested, the ministry said. Punitive measures have also been taken against them.

Since the start of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7, Western brands have faced widespread boycotts and other forms of protest by Palestinians for supporting Israel. Such actions reflect global anger towards Israel.

According to Gaza health authorities, more than 35,000 Palestinians have been killed in the territory so far in Israeli attacks. The displaced Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis there.

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