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01 Mar 2020 | 04:04 PM UTC

Iraq: Explosions reported in Baghdad March 2

Explosions reported near Green Zone in Baghdad March 2; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours

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Event

At least two explosions have been reported in Baghdad during the morning hours (local time) of Monday, March 2. According to unconfirmed social media reports, the blast occurred in the vicinity of the Green Zone. No claim of responsibility was immediately reported. Details are still emerging. Avoid the area.

A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the area over the coming hours. Similar attacks are to be expected in Baghdad over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.