Monday, 27 January 2020 12:06 am
Three rockets have made a direct hit on the US embassy in Baghdad, global news agency AFP has reported.
A US official told CNN one rocket hit a dining facility on the compound of the embassy on Sunday.
The official said at this early stage there are reports of minor damage.
Neither the Pentagon nor the State Department has made public any reports of injuries. They have not returned requests from CNN for comment on the incident.
Adil Abdul Mahdi, the prime minister of Iraq, condemned the attack and said Iraqi forces have been ordered to “deploy, search, and investigate to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, and to arrest those who launched these rockets so that they can be punished.”
The prime minister said the Iraqi government is “committed to protecting all diplomatic missions and taking all necessary measures to achieve this.”