Rockets hit near Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone

By: AFP      Published: 02:14 AM, 18 Mar, 2020
Rockets hit near Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces stand guard in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 2.–AFP

A pair of rockets hit a residential district near the Iraqi capital’s high-security Green Zone late on Tuesday, a security source said, in the second such attack of the day.

The projectiles hit an apartment building and wounded three people there, the source said. No diplomatic missions in the Green Zone were affected, diplomatic sources said.

Just before dawn Tuesday, rockets hit a military base at Besmaya, where US-led coalition troops and NATO forces are deployed alongside Iraqi troops.