Jul 05, 2020 14:53 UTC
  • Rocket lands near Baghdad’s Green Zone, injures child: Iraqi military

A rocket has struck a home near the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses some of the main government offices and foreign diplomatic missions, including the US Embassy.

According to reports, the Iraqi military said in a statement on Sunday that the projectile—which failed to reach its target— caused damage to a house near the high-security district, wounding a child due.

An unnamed police source which confirmed the news also said an anti-rocket system set up near the US embassy shot down the rocket before hitting the Green Zone.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The military statement further said Iraqi security forces have also managed to stop a Katyusha rocket from being launched at Camp Taji base, north of Baghdad, which houses the US-led coalition forces.

The statement gave no further details.