Reports: Rockets launched at US Embassy in Baghdad


There are reports that at least four Katyusha rockets have been launched at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday afternoon.

An Iraq correspondent for the Associated Press, Samya Kullab, tweeted the news, saying that this act signals “an end to informal truce announced by Iran-backed militia in October.”

Kullab also stated that four rockets were launched instead of two and that they were intercepted by the C-RAM missile defense system, with one of the rockets landing 600 meters from the embassy. Additionally, according to Kullab, two Iraqi security forces were wounded, officials have told the AP.

This comes just a day after it was announced that the U.S. would be reducing its troops stationed in Afghanistan by roughly half.

This story is currently developing.

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