US embassy in Baghdad comes under rocket attack – reports

Rockets slam into base housing US troops a day after US strike that killed Iranian commander.

Reports indicate Several missile/rocket landing in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, inside the U.S. Embassy vicinity, and the Balad air base housing US troops on Saturday, Reuters witness says major explosion heard.

Two mortar rounds hit the Green Zone and two rockets slammed into a base housing US troops on Saturday, a day after a deadly US strike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, top Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a clutch of other Iranian and Iraqi figures.

No casualties have been reported in any of the incidents.

The Green Zone is the high-security enclave where the US embassy is based.

“According to Iraqi security forces, the projectiles landed in the celebration areas inside the Green Zone,” he said.

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