Rocket explodes outside US embassy in Baghdad

World | 20 May 2019 3:10 pm

The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad and says there are no U.S. or coalition casualties. 

A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, Bill Urban, says in a statement that Iraqi Security Forces are investigating Sunday's incident. 

A State Department spokesman says that "a low-grade rocket'' landed within the International Zone near the U.S. Embassy and that there was no significant damage or impact on any U.S.-inhabited facility. 

The spokesman says that such attacks will not be tolerated and will be responded to "in a decisive manner'' and that the U.S. will hold Iran responsible "if any such attacks are conducted by its proxy militia forces or elements of such forces.''-AP


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