Iraq: 2 Rockets hit Green Zone near US embassy in Baghdad

Two Katyusha rockets have hit the Green Zone of Baghdad, a fortified area in central part of the Iraqi capital, according to security and diplomatic sources.

No casualty or damage has been reported so far following the Monday attacks.

A foreign security source inside the Green Zone said two 100mm rockets hit close to the US embassy and a third fell into the Tigris River, which the embassy overlooks.

“One hit about three meters (ten feet) inside a gate on the embassy compound,” the source told AFP.

An Iraqi security source confirmed to AFP that two Katyusha rockets landed near the embassy shortly before midnight.

They were found to have been fired from an area in southern Baghdad. The Iraqi military said two projectiles hit the edges of the Green Zone.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts.


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