Two Katyusha rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone
Two rockets fell on Wednesday inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said.
Sirens were sounding inside the Green Zone. Police sources told Reuters at least one of the rockets fell 100 metres (yards) from the U.S. Embassy.
“Two Katyusha rockets fall inside the Green Zone without causing casualties. Details to follow,” the military said.
Two loud blasts followed by sirens had been heard in Baghdad, Reuters witnesses said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The attack comes hours after Iran launched at least a dozen ballistic missiles on US bases in Iraq. US President Donald Trump, in a national address Wednesday, stated that ‘no Americans were hurt’ in last night’s attack’. He informed that the early warning systems ensured that there was minimal damage to the infrastructure from the Iranian missiles.
(This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates)