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A ROCKET hit the US embassy inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone today, killing two people and wounding at least six, a diplomatic source said.
The rocket struck after dark on the eve of Iraq's elections (this morning AEDT).
An explosion could be heard across the city centre and sirens sounded in the Green Zone shortly after the blast.
A ROCKET attack on the US embassy compound in Baghdad's Green Zone today killed two Americans and wounded four, an embassy spokesman said.
"It hit near the embassy building," Bob Callahan said.
"There are two dead and four who are wounded...all Americans."
Most of the US embassy's staff work in Saddam Hussein's former Republican Palace, a huge building inside the Green Zone.
The rocket fell into the Embassy's compound, near the building itself in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, according to the embassy official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
A civilian and a Navy sailor, both assigned to the embassy, were killed in the rocket attack, a military official said, also on condition of anonymity.
Of the four injured Americans, two were military, one was a civilian and the fourth was as yet underdetermined, the military official said.
Originally posted by DiabolusFireDragon
That's amazing. The description on FOX said that when the rocket discharged, it alerted a UAV. The UAV then zeroed in on the origin of the rocket, locating insergents entering two cars. The UAV followed the cars to a house, where ground forces were dispatched and apprehended seven suspects, five of which have tested positive for rocket residue. on catching 'em!
So much for the peaceful elections that Iraqis are hopeful for.