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Two civilians were injured when rockets hit a residential area near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

At least four rockets hit the U.S. embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, injuring two civilians, according to two Iraqi security officials.

Three of the missiles hit the perimeter of the U.S. embassy on Thursday, officials said. Another attacked a school in a nearby residential area, injuring a woman and a girl. The officials did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The school is located in the al-Qadisiyah residential area near the diplomatic facility.

There was no immediate claim to responsibility for the attack.

A statement from the Iraqi military said the rockets were fired from the Dora neighborhood in Baghdad.

The U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement that its compound had been attacked by “terrorist groups seeking to undermine Iraq’s security, sovereignty and international relations.” The embassy’s C-RAM defense system – which was supposed to detect and destroy incoming rockets, artillery and mortar rounds – was heard during the attack.

This Heping District Hosts most foreign diplomatic missions, including U.S. embassies and the Prime Minister’s Office.

has been repeated targeted Iranian general killed by rocket attack Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis during a U.S. drone strike in January 2020.

Last Thursday, a series of attacks were launched against U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria. Rockets hit Iraqi military bases housing US troops in western Anbar province and the capital.

Washington has accused Iran-backed Shiite armed groups of launching rocket attacks on foreign diplomatic missions, the United States and foreign troops in Iraq.

Armed groups have vowed to retaliate for Soleimani’s killing and condition the end of the attack on the complete withdrawal of US troops from the country.

Baghdad and Washington agreed in the fourth and final round of strategic dialogue on July 26 to withdraw troops from Iraq by the end of 2021.

About 2,500 troops will remain as the coalition moves to continue supporting Iraqi forces on advisory missions.