Sayyid Ammar Al-Hakeem, head of the National State Powers Alliance, denounced the criminal incident that killed the mayor of Karbala, and tweeted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, " We denounce the heinous criminal act that the outlaws carried out to take the life of the mayor of the holy city of Karbala, Mr. Abeer Saleem, and injured two of his entourage while performing his duty. We condemn this act and warn everyone not to assault service personnel while on duty. We call upon relevant authorities to take extra measures to prevent such acts from recurring and preserve the prestige of the state and its personnel.”