Iraq’s Green Zone hit by another rocket attack

The Iraqi Military said that on August 16, a Katyusha rocket landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone, in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The Green Zone houses some of the main Iraqi government offices and the U.S. embassy and has been the target of frequent mortar and rocket attacks.

The roughly 10-square-km Green Zone is located on the west bank of the Tigris River, which bisects Baghdad.

The media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement that a Katyusha rocket was fired from an area located near the al-Nahdha bus station, in downtown Baghdad, and landed on the Green Zone.

The statement added that the attack caused no serious damage and the security forces found a rocket launcher and defused two more rockets prepared to be fired.

The attack has also been confirmed by the Interior Ministry as one of its sources said that the rocket landed in the Green Zone without causing casualties.

By far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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