Mortar shell hits Iraqi parliament in Baghdad

A mortar shell exploded on the roof of Iraq’s parliament building in the Green Zone compound in Baghdad today.

“The shell landed almost above the office of the parliament speaker,” said Sabah al-Saadi, a parliamentarian, adding that there was minor damage to the roof, but no injuries were reported.

Mr Al-Saadi was inside the building attending a committee meeting with other politicians when the mortar shell hit.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

Related Articles

Dozens dead after attack on Iraqi checkpoint and restaurant

Latest: Iraq's prime minister 'arrives in Mosul to declare victory over Islamic State'

'Islamic State' fighters launch gas attack in Mosul, says Iraqi military

US-led coalition not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths: Amnesty International

More in this Section

Council leader vows to do 'whatever it takes' for Grenfell Tower blaze survivors

Call for apology after Syrian refugee released following 'terror' arrest

Farmers blocking Champs-Elysees in Paris protest

Pakistan blames India after villagers killed in shelling


Lifestyle

House cleaning for dummies

Getting clean and lean: James Duigan on the simplicity of changing your food habits

Ask Audrey: You’re 9 on the Crazy Scale, where 1 is sane and 10 is flying with Ryanair

Get out and enjoy: What's on offer for Culture Night?

More From The Irish Examiner