3 rockets fall near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

3 rockets fall near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets fell near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Monday, the third such attack in Iraq in the span of one week.

The Katyusha rockets landed inside the Green Zone on Monday evening Iraqi time, according to a defense official. The official said there are no reports of U.S. personnel injured, but was still waiting confirmation. The Green Zone is several miles wide and houses the embassy and other government buildings.

The attack comes after at least four rockets struck Balad Air Base on Saturday night, wounding one person. The U.S. defense company Sallyport has a presence at the base and is contracted to provide support to Iraq’s fleet of U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets.

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