This story is developing.
Several rockets fell on Saturday inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, its Jadriya neighborhood, and the Balad air base housing U.S. troops, the Iraqi military said, adding that there were no deaths.
“Several rockets targeting Celebration Square and the Jadriya area in Baghdad, and the Balad air base in Salahuddin province, with no loss of life. Further details to come,” the military said in a statement.
Per JPost, a siren sounded in the US embassy in Baghdad following a reported rocket attack on Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Reuters reported Saturday evening.
Two loud blasts were heard early Saturday evening shortly after IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani’s funeral
kicked off, after having been assassinated during a US airstrike in Baghdad International Airport.
It was not immediately possible to confirm the causes or locations.
Early reports claim that the siren was sounded due to a katyusha rocket impact inside the Green Zone’s Celebrations Square, near the US embassy. According to Iraqi military, several rockets landed inside the Green Zone.
According to Reuters, two katyusha rockets fell inside the Iraqi Balad air base housing US soldiers. Other reports by Arab media claim four rockets landed in the base.
No casualties were initially reported in the attack on the embassy, according to Iraqi police. Other reports claim that three people were injured.
No deaths were reported in the Balad air base as of yet.
Five people were wounded in a separate mortar attack in Jadriya, Baghdad, according to Iraqi police.
“Several rockets targeting Celebration Square and the Jadriya area in Baghdad, and the Balad air base in Salahuddin province, with no loss of life. Further details to come,” the Iraqi military said in a statement.