Netherlands summons Iran ambassador over child killed in Iraq attack

This handout photograph released and taken on January 16, 2024 by Kurdistan 24 broadcast news station shows a damaged building at a site hit by a missile attack launched by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region. (Kurdistan24/AFP)
This handout photograph released and taken on January 16, 2024 by Kurdistan 24 broadcast news station shows a damaged building at a site hit by a missile attack launched by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region. (Kurdistan24/AFP)

The Dutch government has summoned the Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands following the death of a Dutch baby in an attack by Iran on Erbil, Iraq.

Iran on Monday struck Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, with ballistic missiles in what it said was an attack on an Israeli spy headquarters, a claim denied by Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish officials.

The attack killed at least four people, including a prominent Kurdish businessman and his infant child.

A Dutch child of less than one year old had died in attacks by Iran on Erbil, Dutch Foreign Minister Hanke Bruins Slot said in a statement.

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