The United States-led military
coalition fighting Islamic State said early on Sunday that there
were two attacks near Iraqi bases housing its troops on Saturday
night but that none of its troops were harmed.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman rang
Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the
importance of de-escalating regional tensions, the Saudi news
agency reported, after Iranian military commander Qassem
Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike.
The son of Iraq's top Shi'ite
cleric was there to welcome the funeral procession for Iranian
military commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu
Mahdi al-Muhandis in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, state TV
said on Saturday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul
Mahdi declared on Saturday three days of national mourning for
Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi militia
leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and others killed in a U.S. air
strike in Baghdad.
Several rockets fell on Saturday
inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, its Jadriya
neighbourhood, and the Balad air base housing U.S. troops, the
Iraqi military said, adding that there were no deaths.
Two Katyusha rockets fell
inside Iraq's Balad air base, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad,
which houses U.S. forces on Saturday but caused no casualties,
two security sources told Reuters.
(Reporting by Ghazwan Jabouri; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein;
Editing by Maha El Dahan)
Two loud blasts were heard in
Baghdad early Saturday evening, Reuters witnesses said. It was
not immediately possible to confirm the causes or locations.
(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Maha El Dahan)