Iraqi soldier killed in rocket attack near US embassy in Baghdad

An Iraqi soldier was killed in a rocket attack near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Baghdad, according to Iraq’s Defense Ministry.

According to a statement by the ministry’s Security Media Cell, the rocket hit an area close to the U.S. embassy in the highly secured Green Zone, where government headquarters and foreign missions are located.

The soldier was guarding a security barrier near the embassy, a security source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.