3 injured in rocket attack on ‘Green Zone’ of Baghdad
Published: 02:07 PM, 14 January 2022 Updated: 02:07 PM, 14 January 2022
A rocket attack has injured three including two children on the 'Green Zone' of Baghdad on Thursday.
An Iraqi security source said that three rockets hit the 'Green Zone' of Baghdad. Among them, one of the rockets hit a school there and two rockets hit the U.S. embassy compound.
The attack comes after the Supreme Court fired the newly-appointed speaker of parliament amid renewed political unrest in the conflict-torn country, AFP reported.
A senior Iraqi government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said three rockets were fired at the Green Zone. Two of the rockets hit the U.S. embassy compound and the other a nearby school. A woman, a girl and another teenager were injured in the attack.
In recent months, there have been a number of rocket and drone strikes targeting US troops and their installations in Iraq. Although it is rare to claim responsibility for these attacks, pro-Iranian groups have always been blamed. Meanwhile, the US embassy condemned the rocket attack in a statement on Facebook.
The statement said the attack was a part of an effort by terrorist groups to undermine Iraq's security, sovereignty and international relationships.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.