Iraq’s military on Thursday said at least two rockets hit inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government and home to the U.S. Embassy, according to an Iraqi military statement, the first attack following a brief lull in violence from earlier this month.
The two projectiles struck near the Baghdad Operations Command, which coordinates Iraq’s police and military forces, the statement said. The command center is a few hundred meters (yards) away from the U.S. Embassy, which is a regular target of rocket attacks. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties.
The statement said the rockets were launched from the al-Nahda area of Baghdad.