Three Rockets Hit US Embassy in Baghdad

At least one embassy worker injured

Three rockets that were fired into Baghdad’s Green Zone hit the US Embassy of Sunday, with one crashing into the dining hall. There has been no claim of responsibility for firing the rockets.

The hit on the dining hall did some damage. There are conflicting reports of casualties, with at least one member of the embassy staff wounded. Other reports suggested more than one injury, but did not provide a number.

 US officials reported that one of the rockets hit near the deputy ambassador’s residence, and this was the first time that a “direct hit” on any part of the embassy compound was reported in recent rocket fire.

Iraqi Deputy PM Hoshyar Zebari blamed the attack on a “unruly militia.” He did not offer any specifics beyond that, but urged the attacks to stop, saying they were dangerous strikes.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.