One killed after rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

Security forces fire tear gas and close the bridge leading to the Green Zone in Baghdad Wednesday. (AP)
Updated 31 October 2019

One killed after rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A member of Iraq's armed forces was killed on Wednesday when at least one rocket hit a checkpoint near the US embassy, two security sources told AFP.
One of the security officials, speaking from inside Baghdad's Green Zone where the embassy is located, reported warning sirens blaring across the area.
The second source said three members of the Iraqi security forces were also wounded and that another rocket had hit nearby but did not detonate.


Iraqi security forces open fire on Baghdad protesters

Updated 5 min 22 sec ago

Iraqi security forces open fire on Baghdad protesters

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces killed one person and wounded seven Sunday when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, security and medical sources said.
Iraq is facing an extraordinary domestic crisis, with nearly 500 people killed since Oct. 1.
Protesters are demanding the removal of what they see as a corrupt ruling elite and an end to foreign interference.