Incident Summary:

09/23/2019: Assailants fired a rocket targeting the United States (US) Embassy in the Green Zone in Karkh, Baghdad, Iraq. An additional rocket landed in the Tigris River nearby. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Popular Mobilization Forces (Iraq) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Green Zone in the Karkh neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Department of State
Specific Description United States (US) Embassy
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two Katyusha 100-mm rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Mobilization Forces (Iraq) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three rockets fired near US embassy in Iraq," Daily News Egypt, September 24, 2019.
"Coalition forces in Iraq say attacks 'will not be tolerated'," AP The Associated Press (Embargoed Data), September 24, 2019.
"Two rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone," Middle East Eye, September 23, 2019.