At least one rocket was fired into the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in the Iraqi capital, with a loud blast reported in the area. The attack reportedly resulted in no casualties and only minor damage.
A Katyusha rocket landed within the Green Zone in the early hours of Thursday morning, setting off sirens at the US Embassy, Reuters reported, citing a witness. Nobody was killed in the blast, according to Iraq’s Security Media Cell, which added that the rocket is believed to have been fired from a nearby sports stadium.
A local reporter shared footage of the aftermath of the explosion, purporting to show smoke rising from the Green Zone, which houses a number of diplomatic facilities.