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2 injured in Baghdad mortar attack

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  • Mortar round lands near U.S. embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone
  • Security guard, woman injured in attack
  • Green Zone houses diplomatic, government offices
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Two people were injured Sunday when a mortar round landed near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone.

One of the victims, a Peruvian security guard, was in critical condition, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said. An Iraqi woman was also injured, but there is no word on the extent of her injuries.

A car was also damaged, officials said.

The attack occurred at 5:40 a.m. local time (10:40 p.m. Saturday ET), the Interior Ministry said.

The Green Zone is a heavily protected area that houses diplomatic and government offices.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq in Baghdad contributed to this report.

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