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U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Hit in Katyusha Rocket Attack

  • Injuries reported after barrage of missiles slam compound
  • Attacks on U.S. presence in Iraq rise amid tensions with Iran
The U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq.

The U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq.

Photographer: Ameer Al Mohmmedaw/picture alliance via Getty Images

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Five Katyusha rockets were fired at the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad Sunday night, one directly hitting the U.S. Embassy building, Iraq’s security forces reported.

U.S. helicopters were seen evacuating injured people, al-Sumaria News reported, citing an anonymous security official.