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Telegraph, 14 Jan 2022
Three people including two children were wounded in rocket attacks Thursday on Baghdad's Green Zone, with one hitting a school and two smashing into the US embassy grounds, Iraqi security sources said.

It came as a top court suspended the newly-appointed speaker of parliament, amid renewed political tensions in the war-scarred country.

"Three rockets were fired towards the Green Zone," a high-ranking Iraqi official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"Two of those fell on the grounds of the American embassy, and the other on a school nearby, injuring a woman, a girl and a young boy."

In recent months, dozens of rocket assaults or drone bomb attacks have targeted American troops and interests in Iraq.

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