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Mortar shells fall near US Embassy in Green Zone, 2 checkpoints closed

Mortar shells fall near US Embassy in Green Zone, 2 checkpoints closed
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Baghdad (IraqiNews) An official source informed on Monday that two mortar were fired and fell around one kilometer from the U.S. Embassy in the Green Zone, in central the capital, Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement that two mortar shells were fired toward the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, and landed near the headquarters of the U.S. Embassy, while affirmed no casualties were reported.

Two checkpoints (Babylon and B4) in the green zone were closed temporarily in case of any emergency, the source further added.

The attack comes amid soaring tensions between the U.S. and Iran, after an attack on Saudi oil installations that the U.S. blamed on Iran.

It is noteworthy that the Green Zone was a heavily fortified zone in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which served as the headquarters of successive Iraqi regimes.



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