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Iraq: Katyusha Rocket Crashes into Baghdad Green Zone

Iraq: Katyusha Rocket Crashes into Baghdad Green Zone
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By Staff, Agencies

A Katyusha rocket crashed Sunday into Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission, Iraqi security services said in a statement.

The rocket - which came after Washington ordered the evacuation of non-essential diplomatic staff from the Baghdad embassy and the Arbil consulate- caused no casualties, it said.

“A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses, details to come later,” Iraq's military said.

Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul told AP news that the rocket fell less than a mile from the US embassy.

On Wednesday, the US government ordered evacuation of non-emergency staff from its Baghdad embassy due to an "imminent" threat.