Rocket ready for attack (Photo: Reuters)
A car bomb had exploded at an Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Baghdad. The rocket landed near the center, but no casualties were reported.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base in Baghdad, killing at least two people and wounding dozens more, the U.S. military said in a statement.
He said a preliminary report said a rocket was fired at the diplomatic center around 12:15 pm local time. The rocket landed near the center, but no casualties were reported. The matter is being investigated.
A U.S. military spokesman said the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base. The U.S. military spokesman said in a statement that the United States had “sent troops” into Iraq against the wishes of the Iraqi government.
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The US government launched a military invasion of Iraq in 2003, claiming that Saddam’s government had weapons of mass destruction. Despite the fall of Saddam’s government, the United States has not withdrawn its troops. This has created a strong anti-US sentiment among the Iraqi people. Due to this, there are occasional rocket attacks on various US installations in Iraq.
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Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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