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Iraq: 4 officers wounded in Baghdad Green Zone rocket fire


BAGHDAD (AP) — Four security officers have been wounded as four rockets landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone government area. Iraqi state news reported the rocket attacks in the heavily fortified area on Wednesday as parliament met. They voted in favor of Speaker Mohammed Halbousi, rejecting his resignation request. The U.S. has often accused Iranian-backed militia of firing rockets into the Green Zone. The officer of caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in a statement said security forces were pursuing the assailants who fired the rockets, and asked protesters to remain peaceful. Supporters of Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr earlier attempted to storm the Green Zone.

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