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US embassy in Baghdad comes under rocket attack

The US embassy said that no casualties were reported during the attack

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US embassy in Baghdad comes under rocket attack

BAGHDAD: Multiple rockets were fired at the US embassy in Baghdad.

The embassy located in the highly fortified Green Zone was a target of 14 Katyusha rockets, which fell near the gate and housing government and diplomatic buildings.

Iraq blamed Iran-backed militia

The US embassy said that no casualties were reported during the attack. It confirmed the rocket attack, which it said took place at 4:15 am.

“Indications are the attacks were initiated by Iran-aligned militias. We again call on the government of Iraq … to do all in its power to protect diplomatic and coalition partner personnel and facilities,” spokesperson said.

US embassy in Baghdad comes under rocket attack
The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said it has nothing to do with the attack.

Iraq calls it act of terrorism

The Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani commanded the security forces not to let those responsible get away.

The Iraqi PM called the attack “an act of terrorism” aimed at disrupting regional peace and stability.

Iran responds

The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said it has nothing to do with the attack.

The statement said Iran “neither gives orders to the resistance groups across the region nor stops them from taking decisions in their own countries based on their own interests”.

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