Mortar shell lands in Baghdad’s Green Zone near US embassy

Iraqi security forces close a bridge leading to the Green Zone while protesters gather during a demonstration. (File photo: Reuters)

A mortar shell landed close to the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad close to the US Embassy, according to Al Arabiya sources.

According to the sources, at least one security officer was killed in the incident on the Green Zone on Wednesday.

The Green Zone houses government buildings and foreign missions. Baghdad is in the throes of mass anti-government protests.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56