U.S. Embassy in Baghdad damaged in rocket attack

Catherine Garcia
·1 min read

The Iraqi military said an "outlaw group" fired at least eight Katyusha rockets into Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, causing minor damage to the U.S. Embassy.

The Green Zone is a heavily fortified area that houses government buildings and embassies. The Iraqi military said most of the missiles hit a residential complex and security checkpoint, and one soldier was wounded in the attack. A security official who works inside the Green Zone told Reuters an anti-rocket system successfully diverted one of the rockets.

No group has claimed responsibility. The U.S. has accused Iran of earlier rocket attacks in the area, and in a statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. calls on "all Iraqis to support their government's efforts to reinforce Iraq's sovereignty, to bring to justice those responsible for these reprehensible attacks, and ensure that all the currently Iran-backed militias are under state control."

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