Rockets target Iraq parliament speaker's home, 2 injured

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) – Iraqi media reported that two people were injured when a rocket hit the guesthouse of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi in the city of al-Karmah northeast of Fallujah.

Two children were wounded Tuesday night when rockets were fired towards the home of Iraq's speaker of parliament, security sources said.

Three Katyusha rockets landed some “500 meters” (1,640 feet) from the home of Mohammed al-Halbussi in the Gurma district of Anbar province, west of the capital Baghdad, a security source told AFP.

The attack came hours after Iraq's top court confirmed his re-election as speaker.

Halbussi was the target of the attack, but it was not clear if he was at home at the time, the source added, requesting anonymity.

The two wounded children were “taken to hospital in Gurma”, Iraqi police said in a statement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

RHM/PR

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