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March 23, 2008

A series of rockets or mortars have been fired into the heavily-fortified Green Zone in the centre of Baghdad.

Smoke rose from buildings after a sustained barrage of fire early on Sunday morning.

The Green Zone is home to the Iraqi government HQ, the US and UK embassies, and thousands of American troops.

It was not immediately clear where the rockets or mortars landed. Initial reports suggest there were no deaths or major casualties.

As Sunday’s attack hit, the US public address system warned people “to duck and cover” and to stay away from windows.

Previous rocket attacks on the Green Zone have been blamed on rogue elements of Moqtada Sadr’s Mehdi Army militia.

Moqtadr Sadr renewed a ceasefire for his militia last month.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Barrage hits Baghdad Green Zone