Civilian injured in rocket attack on Green Zone in central Baghdad

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-18 03:30:49|Editor: yan
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BAGHDAD, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Two rockets on Sunday hit the heavily guarded Green Zone in central Baghdad, wounding a civilian, an Iraqi interior ministry source told Xinhua.

The attack occurred in the evening when one of the rockets landed on a building housing a telecommunications company in al-Karrada district on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, opposite to the Green Zone which houses embassies and some of the main Iraqi government offices, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The blast wounded an engineer working in the company and caused damage to the building, the source added.

The other rocket landed inside the perimeter of the Green Zone, causing no casualties, according to the source.

Meanwhile, a media office affiliated with the Iraqi Joint Operations Command also said in a statement that an unidentified rocket landed at a company building in the Karrada district in Baghdad, injuring a civilian.

The media office gave no further details, but said more information will be published later.

The heavily fortified Green Zone has been frequently targeted by insurgents' mortar and rocket attacks. The roughly 10-square-km zone is located on the west bank of the Tigris River which bisects the Iraqi capital.

The attack came amid demonstration at the Tahrir Square and nearby al-Khalani Square, where thousands of demonstrators are continuing demanding comprehensive reform, fight against corrupt officials, improvement of public services and job opportunities.