Three rockets land in Baghdad, no casualties – reports

File – A member of the Iraqi Federal Police patrols the streets of Baghdad’s Shula district. (AFP photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Three rockets fell in Baghdad early on Sunday, with no reported casualties, according to Iraqi media.

National Iraqi news agency cited a security source as saying three Katyusha rockets landed in al-Mansour area in the Iraqi capital at dawn on Sunday.

One of the rockets landed near Red Crescent Hospital while the second fell near economic bank on al-Emirat street, Shafaq News reported.

The third rocket fell in al-Zaytun street near al-Mansour water department station, the media outlet said.

The attack caused no casualties, according to Iraqi media.

A security source told Shafaq News on Friday that the security services had received information about “indirect” rocket attacks in Baghdad.

The security forces also seized rocket launchpads in Baghdad on Saturday, according to Shafaq.

Baghdad, especially Green Zone which houses foreign embassies and government buildings, has witnessed rocket attacks in the past months, with Iran-backed Shia militias threatening to attack U.S. troops if the United States fails to withdraw soldiers in the country.

There are currently 2,500 U.S. troops in Iraq focusing on countering the remnants of Islamic State (ISIS). The U.S. role in Iraq will shift entirely to training and advising the Iraqi military to defend itself.

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