Counter-Terrorism service says eight rockets fired at Turkish troops’ base

File – Turkish troops are pictured near border with Iraq (Photo: Getty Images)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Unidentified attackers fired eight rockets at a Turkish military base in Ninevah province on Wednesday, two of which landed inside the facility, Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism service said.

A Turkish security source said the attack had caused no damage and there were no casualties in the base, without going into further detail, according to Reuters.

An Iraqi security source who declined to be identified said an Iraqi contractor in the base had been wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the early hours on the Zilkan base, which hosts Turkish troops in Ninevah.

Turkey has been carrying out operations in Iraq for decades against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has bases in the region. It is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union.

The group launched an insurgency in southeast Turkey in 1984 in which more than 40,000 people have been killed.

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