BAGHDAD – Four rockets struck inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, Iraq’s military said, wounding at least two people and signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October.

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The rockets were fired from the al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood of Baghdad, according to the military’s statement.

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Two Iraqi security officials said the rockets struck just 600 meters (2,000 feet) from the U.S. Embassy and were intercepted by the C-RAM air defense system installed by the U.S. earlier this year.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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Two Iraqi security forces personnel were wounded, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

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Frequent attacks targeting the embassy have led Washington to threaten to close its Baghdad diplomatic mission and sparked a diplomatic crisis prior to the U.S. election.

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In mid-October, Iran-backed militia groups announced they would temporarily halt attacks targeting the American presence in Iraq, including the embassy, on the condition that U.S.-led coalition troops withdraw from the country.

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The attack comes after a recent announcement by the Pentagon that it would reduce troop levels in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500.

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A planned drawdown has been under way in Iraq for months, with coalition troops withdrawing from several Iraqi bases.

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