5 rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad, Near Iraqi capital

According to secirity sources, In an unclaimed attack on the American installations in Iraq, a number of rockets fell near the US embassy in Baghdad on Sunday.They added that minimum five Katyusha rockets fell near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital. No casualty have been reported so far till now.

Apart from the US embassy, some other foreign diplomatic missions are located in the area where the attack took place on Sunday. According to the security sources, three rockets hit near the high-security compound. Another said as many as five struck the area.

In a statement, Iraq’s security forces said 5 rockets hit the high-security Green Zone in Baghdad. The security forces’ statement did not mention the US embassy.

Green Zone is in Central Baghdad, where government buildings and diplomatic facilities are located. Notably, the Iraqi Parliament is also located in the same area.

The rocket fire comes 2 days after thousands massed in Baghdad in response to a call by populist cleric Moqtada Sadr for a rally to demand the ouster of the US troops from Iraq.

The attack has come a few days after three rockets hit near the US embassy in Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone.

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