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Two rockets hit Iraqi capital's Green Zone: security sources

AFP logoAFP 1/8/2020

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - OCTOBER 1 : Iraqi demonstrators try to enter Green Zone as they gather for a demonstration against Iraqi government in Baghdad, Iraq on October 01, 2019. (Photo by Murtadha Sudani/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) © 2019 Anadolu Agency BAGHDAD, IRAQ - OCTOBER 1 : Iraqi demonstrators try to enter Green Zone as they gather for a demonstration against Iraqi government in Baghdad, Iraq on October 01, 2019. (Photo by Murtadha Sudani/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Two rockets crashed late Wednesday into the Iraqi capital's Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, security sources told AFP.

The attack came nearly 24 hours after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing American and other coalition forces in retaliation for the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Just before midnight, AFP's correspondents in Baghdad heard two loud blasts followed by the wailing security sirens of the Green Zone.

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