One rocket hit the embassy cafeteria while two others landed a short distance away
least three people were injured, security sources told Reuters. This
would be the first time in years that staff have been hurt in such
No group has claimed responsibility but the US has blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq in the past.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned the attack, stating that the
continuation of such acts could "drag Iraq into becoming a battlefield".
The US State Department said: "We call on the Government of Iraq
to fulfil its obligations to protect our diplomatic facilities."
Recent attacks have targeted the embassy or Iraqi military bases where American troops are deployed.
Iraq has been dragged into a rapid deterioration in re...