Salvos of rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

07:15 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
Salvos of rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad
Source: Social media

BAGHDAD – Barrage of rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad amid ongoing Israeli bombardment in Gaza. 

A US official told international media that a multi-rocket attack was launched at US and coalition forces in the vicinity of Union III and the Baghdad embassy complex, adding that there was no causality or damage reported in the incident. 

The rocket attack come against the backdrop of the fighting between US ally Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza where thousands of people, including children have been killed by Israeli forces, since October 7 attack by the fighter group. 

The US embassy in a statement said “two salvoes of rockets” were fired at the mission compound in Green Zone at around 4:15am (1:15am GMT).

“Indications are the attacks were initiated by Iran-aligned militias,” said a US spokesperson. “We again call on the government of Iraq … to do all in its power to protect diplomatic and coalition partner personnel and facilities.

“We reiterate that we reserve the right to self-defence and to protect our personnel anywhere in the world,” the spokesperson was quoted as having said. 

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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