October 30, 2019 / 7:38 PM / 20 days ago

Rocket seen heading towards Baghdad's green zone, blast heard: Reuters witnesses

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A rocket was seen flying towards Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday, and a blast was heard coming from its direction, Reuters witnesses said.

The Green Zone houses government buildings and foreign missions. Baghdad is in the throes of mass anti-government protests.

Reporting by Raya Jalabi; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Chris Reese

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