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Rocket attack targets U.S. Embassy complex


BAGHDAD — Three rockets were fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq’s army said.

Security officials said the U.S. Embassy was the target.

Two Iraqi security officials said one rocket fell within the perimeter of the vast U.S. Embassy complex and another fell in the residentia­l neighborho­od of Harthiya, outside the Green Zone.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulation­s.

The rockets were launched from the Salam area of Baghdad, a statement from the military said.

It said there were no casualties and an investigat­ion was ongoing.

There was minor property damage, including a damaged vehicle. The Green Zone houses foreign embassies and is the seat of Iraq’s government.

No one immediatel­y claimed responsibi­lity for the attack.

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