Nov. 17 (UPI) — Seven rockets focused Baghdad’s so-called Inexperienced Zone on Tuesday, killing a toddler and injuring a minimum of seven individuals, Iraqi army forces mentioned.

The assault occurred late Tuesday, with 4 rockets touchdown contained in the Inexperienced Zone and three touchdown simply outdoors it. The Inexperienced Zone is the colloquial title given to a closely fortified worldwide zone within the capital the place a number of embassies are situated.

Safety officers instructed NBC Information that one of many rockets hit the Nationwide Safety Service, about 2,000 toes away from the U.S. Embassy. Of those who landed outdoors the Inexperienced Zone, one struck close to Baghdad Medical Metropolis hospital, one close to a public park and the third exploded mid-air.

They mentioned the C-RAM air protection system put in by the US this yr intercepted some rockets.

Of these injured, 5 had been civilians and two had been Iraqi safety forces.

Iraqi army officers mentioned they tracked down the situation the place the rockets had been fired to the capital’s jap Al-Ameen neighborhood.

The assault got here on the identical day the US’ appearing protection secretary, Christopher Miller, mentioned the Pentagon was withdrawing 2,500 troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan. 15.