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World Iraqi security officials say 2 rockets fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone area, 1 soldier killed

23:10  30 october  2019
23:10  30 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi security officials say two rockets have been fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone area, killing one Iraqi soldier.

At least one of the Katyusha rockets fired Wednesday night landed about 100 meters (110 yards) away from the parameters of the U.S. Embassy.

A soldier manning a checkpoint near a restaurant was killed, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The Green Zone is home to several Western embassies and government offices.

The attack comes as Iraq is gripped by anti-government protests. More than 240 people have been killed this month as security forces crackdown on the growing protest movement.

— By Qassim Abdul-Zahra.

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