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Ballistic 12 missiles fired at US embassy in Iraq

U.S. defense officials say 12 missiles have been fired from Iran at the U.S. embassy in Iraq.

Iraqi security officials say 12 missiles were fired today at the U.S. embassy in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. A U.S. defense official said the missiles were fired from neighboring Iran into the city of Erbil.

While officials in Iraq and the United States expressed differing views on the damage, another U.S. official said there was no damage or casualties in any of the U.S. government buildings. But Iraqi officials say several missiles hit the US embassy. The embassy building is reported to be new and currently unused.

Iraqi security officials said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the attack, which took place after midnight. The Iraqi government and the Kurdish regional government are investigating the incident, an official said.

It is noteworthy that the attack came as talks on Tehran’s broken nuclear deal in Vienna reached a “suspension” on Russia’s demands for sanctions on Moscow, which is the target of war on Ukraine.

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