Rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone housing US embassy: Reports

Iraqi security forces close a bridge leading to the Green Zone while protesters gather during a demonstration demanding services and jobs in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad. (File photo: Reuters)

A Katyusha rocket was launched toward the Green Zone in Baghdad, home to the US Embassy, from the Amil District, the Iraqi News Agency (IQA) reported on Wednesday.

No damages or casualties have been reported, IQA said.

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Sirens sounded from the US embassy in southwestern Baghdad, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.

“A Katyusha rocket landed inside the Green Zone, specifically on the residential building No. 31 in the al-Qadisiyah Residential Complex. It did not cause damage or lead to human losses. I was launched from the Amil District near al-Hadi Mosque,” the Iraqi News Agency reported citing a statement from the Iraqi Security Media Cell.

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