An explosion was reported in the early hours of Friday in northern Baghdad following a rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone.
The blast was heard in the Adhamiyah neighborhood, four miles north of Baghdad’s Green Zone, Al-Arabiya reported on Friday.
Ambulances rushed to the scene, although no further details were released until the early hours of the morning.
Some sources also said that the target of the blast in Adhamiyah was the office of the Taqaddom political Party, run by Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi. The day before, a hand grenade had been thrown at the same office.
Hours before the blast in Adhamiyah, three explosions were heard in the Green Zone of Baghdad. The US embassy in Baghdad was attacked with two rockets and all the entrances to the US embassy were blocked following the explosions.
A released video footage of the attack showcased that the US military’s SeaRAM defense systems were constantly activated to repel the rockets.
In addition, it was reported that the special target for the attack was the third base of Al-Tawhidiya located in the embassy.
No Iraqi Resistance group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The extent of the damage to the US embassy is also unknown so far.