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Three rockets fall inside Baghdad’s Green Zone, no casualties

The three rockets were launched from Zafaraniyah district outside Baghdad, the sources said, adding that two rockets landed near the US embassy.

By: Reuters | Baghdad | Updated: January 21, 2020 7:42:27 am
us embassy baghdad, rockets fell inside us embassy, us embassy attacked, us iran tensions, world news Three of the two rockets landed near the US embassy in Baghdad. (Representational/AP)

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Tuesday inside Baghdad’s Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Iraqi police sources told Reuters.

The three rockets were launched from Zafaraniyah district outside Baghdad, the sources said, adding that two rockets landed near the US embassy.

The rockets landed close to the US embassy in the Green Zone, and are the latest in several similar attacks. As in the other incidents, the perpetrators were not immediately known but the strike comes during a sensitive time as the U.S. and Iran step back from taking further escalating action on Iraqi soil. Two rockets fell in the Green Zone on Jan. 8.

(This is a developing story. More details awaited)

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