Three missile attacks hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Three missile attacks hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi security sources said that at least three Katyusha rockets have landed within Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, most notably the US embassy, less than a day after earlier rocket and drone attacks targeted bases hosting American occupation forces.

A Thursday statement released by the Security Media Cell, which is affiliated with the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office, said the first missile fell near the headquarters of the National Security Agency, while the second one slammed into a square.

The statement added that the third projectile hit the residential Sheikh Omar area in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, damaging a civilian car.

Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Units —better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi — reported that sirens went off warning of a rocket attack on the US embassy in the Green Zone at the Third al-Tawheed Base.

The report added that the sounds of C-RAM missile systems responding to the projectiles, followed by massive explosions, could be heard throughout much of the area.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or on the extent of damage caused. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.