Two Katyusha rockets fall in neighborhood in Baghdad: Iraqi military

File – Green Zone in Baghdad. (AP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Two Katyusha rockets fell in a neighborhood in Baghdad early on Monday, the Iraqi military said.

Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement that the rockets were launched from al-Salam and al-Jihad neighborhoods, burning a vehicle belonging to a citizen.

The first rocket fell near a restaurant behind Babil hotel while the second landed near Iraqi Airways office, according to the Iraqi military.

No Casualties were recorded, the military said.

Earlier on Monday, Iraqi media reported that two rockets fell in the perimeter of Baghdad international airport.

National Iraqi news agency cited a security source as saying that a Katyusha rocket fell in the vicinity of Baghdad international airport.

Monday’s attack was the latest in a series of rocket fire in the past months targeting Baghdad airport and the Green Zone, which houses government buildings, U.S. Embassy and other foreign missions.

On September 28, three children and two women were killed and two other children were wounded after two Katyusha rockets fired toward Baghdad airport hit a house of a family in Baghdad’s district of al-Radhwaniyah.

The deaths were the first among Iraqi civilians in the latest outbreak of violence, during which Iran-backed Iraqi Shia militias have been blamed for targeting U.S. interests in the country.

*This story was updated at 02:31 p.m. EBL time

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