A rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone hours ago. At least 4 Katyusha rockets fired. A rocket landed near the US Embassy. pic.twitter.com/xoaDLM3KSc— mandana (@mandana68325042) January 26, 2020
BAGHDAD: Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country.
The attack marked a dangerous escalation in the spree of rocket attacks in recent months that have targeted the embassy or Iraqi military bases where American troops are deployed.
None of the attacks has been claimed but Washington has repeatedly blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq.
On Sunday, one rocket hit an embassy cafeteria at dinner time while two others landed nearby, a security source told AFP.