Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Attack on US embassy follows series of explosions at Iranian military sites.

Gary Willig ,

U.S. Marines keep watch at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
U.S. Marines keep watch at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Reuters

A rocket targeting the US embassy in Baghdad was intercepted by a Patriot battery, Al Arabiya reported.

The rocket fell inside the Green Zone, the center of the international presence in the Iraqi capital.

Approximately two dozen rocket attacks have been launched against the US embassy in Baghdad and US forces in Iraq since October, 2019. The US government has blamed pro-Iranian militias for the attacks.

In late January, three out of five rockets that were fired directly hit the US embassy. At least one person was wounded.

Iran has been rocked by a series of explosions at several nuclear and military sites in recent weeks. On Thursday, Iran reported an "accident" at the Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran..

On Friday, the Kuwaiti-based Al-Jarida newspaper reported that Israel was responsible for the fire at Natanz.

Iran's nuclear body has claimed that it has discovered the cause of the incident, which came six days after an explosion near a military complex in Parchin area southeast of Tehran rocked the Iranian capital, but has not revealed what the cause was.

Over a dozen people were killed in another explosion last week at a medical center in Tehran. The explosion was blamed on a gas leak.




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