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Rocket Attack Strikes Near U.S. Embassy In Iraq

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NBC News

Rocket Attack Strikes Near U.S. Embassy In Iraq

The incident remains under investigation, a U.S. military official told NBC News.

By Yuliya Talmazan and Associated Press

A rocket attack struck near the U.S. Embassy in Iraq early Sunday, a U.S. military and Iraqi officials have confirmed.

"The attack did not injure any personnel, and the coalition remains committed to supporting the government of Iraq to defeat ISIS remits," Col. Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the U.S. military operation in Iraq, told NBC News.

He added that they were not able to identify who was behind the attack, and the incident remains under investigation.

Three Iraqi security officials told the Associated Press that two of the rockets fell inside the U.S. Embassy compound, while another hit near the coalition base. The Iraqi officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/rocket-attack-strikes-near-u-s-embassy-iraq-n1137496