Baghdad airport hit by second fire in three days

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Iraq opened an investigation on Thursday after a second fire broke out at Baghdad airport within three days, prompting the prime minister to sack three airport officials.

There were no casualties in the latest blaze, which damaged several airline offices in the two-storey Nineveh Terminal.

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani travelled to the airport to be briefed on a probe launched following the fire, his office said. He relieved the director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, the director of Baghdad International Airport and the director of Airport Security of their duties, according to a press release from his office.—AFP

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