Katyusha rocket lands in Baghdad ‘green zone’: report


A Katyusha rocket landed in Baghdad, Iraq, in the green zone where the US Embassy is located, sources told Reuters.Sirens were reported to have exploded inside the US Embassy and helicopters hovered above as the rocket hit the heavily fortified area.

It was the second such attack this week after three rockets also landed in the green zone on Thursday. However, none of the attacks resulted in casualties, according to Reuters.

The State Department and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to The Hill’s inquiries.

The United States has previously blamed such attacks on Iranian-backed militias, which have not officially claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The United States launched airstrikes and other attacks targeting these militias, including an airstrike near Baghdad airport that killed a senior Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, earlier this year.

Soleimani’s death rekindled tensions in the region and was later condemned by Iran. However, the Trump administration touted the strike as removing a threat to US forces in the region.

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