Seven wounded in rocket attack on Iraq’s Green Zone

Three Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Wednesday,  injuring seven security force members while Iraq’s parliament voted to reject the resignation of speaker Mohammed Halbousi, Iraq’s military said. Security forces blocked bridges to the central Green Zone and imposed a curfew on buses, motorcycles and trucks.

Another rocket later fell near the Green Zone, where parliament and many government offices and foreign embassies are located, security sources said. There were no casualties.

No group immediately claimed the rocket barrage, which the Sadrists condemned in a statement.

This incident also came as Iraq was reeling from Iranian missile and drone attacks on its autonomous northern Kurdistan region that killed nine people.

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