Politics 20:10 14/01/2022 World

Rocket attacks in Iraq strike Baghdad school, US Embassy, injuring 3

Three people including two children were wounded in rocket attacks Thursday on Baghdad's Green Zone, with one hitting a school and two smashing into the US embassy grounds, Iraqi security sources said.

"Three rockets were fired towards the Green Zone," a high-ranking Iraqi official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Two of those fell on the grounds of the American embassy, and the other on a school nearby, injuring a woman, a girl and a young boy."

The embassy is located in the ultra-secure Green Zone of Baghdad, which also houses parliament and other government offices.

The US embassy condemned the attack in a statement on Facebook, attributing it to "terrorist groups attempting to undermine Iraq's security, sovereignty, and international relations". No group has claimed the attack.

 


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