Rockets fired targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone

In an attack targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, at least eight Katyusha rockets were fired that caused some minor damage on the compound, the Iraqi military and the embassy confirmed.

“The U.S. Embassy confirms rockets targeting the International Zone resulted in the engagement of Embassy defensive systems. There was some minor damage on the Embassy compound with no injuries or casualties,” the U.S. Embassy confirmed the attack in a statement.

A statement issued by the military, said, “The Iraqi military said an “outlaw group” fired eight rockets. Most of the missiles hit a residential complex and a security checkpoint inside the zone, damaging buildings and cars and wounding one Iraqi soldier.”

One security official, whose office is inside the Green Zone said that an anti-rocket system diverted one of the rockets.

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