Katyusha rockets Fall in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Katyusha rockets fell inside Baghdad’s Green Zone, igniting a fire, police sources said.

Police sources said that three rockets fell within the zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, while an Iraqi military statement that two fell. The army reports no casualties.

Sirens were sounding inside the Green Zone. Police sources told Reuters at least one of the rockets fell 100 meters (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.

Iran launched missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq overnight in retaliation for the killing by the United States last week of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, raising concern about a wider war in the Middle East.

More details to come…

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