At least one Katyusha rocket detonated inside Baghdad's International Zone at approximately 01:40 (local time) on Tuesday, May 19. There were no immediate reports of casualties or structural damages, and no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Details are still emerging; avoid the area.
A heightened security presence is to be anticipated throughout the city in the near term. Further attacks are possible in the coming hours and days.
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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