(Express) – The US Embassy in Baghdad has come under attack with rockets fired in Iraq’s capital, it has emerged this evening. At least three rockets targeted the building in the high-security green zone, which houses foreign embassies and is the seat of Iraq’s government.


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One of the rockets, security sources told Associated Press, fell within the perimeters of the Embassy complex itself. A statement from the Iraq military said there were no casualties and that an investigation was ongoing. The statement added there was minor property damage, including a damaged vehicle.

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The number of attacks fell in the weeks before President Joe Biden took office but they have recently restarted. The US Embassy was also a frequent target of rocket attacks during a period where war fears remained high. The incident in Iraq’s capital is the third within a week – and will likely reignite war fears in the region.

A US-led coalition contractor was killed and other civilians were wounded in a rocket attack outside Irbil international airport last Tuesday. On Saturday, rockets wounded personnel working for a US defense company at Balad airbase in Salahaddin province. READ MORE

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