Iraqi security officials confirmed to local media outlets that a rocket struck near the US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, October 30. One Iraqi soldier was killed in the blast and another was wounded. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Details are still emerging.
A heightened security presence is expected over the coming hours.
Individuals in Baghdad are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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