Missile targets contractor convoy in Diwaniyah, no casualties: Iraqi military

File – Convoys transporting vehicles (INA)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — A convoy for a contractor belonging to the U.S.-led Coalition Forces was targeted by a missile in Diwaniyah province on Thursday (October 1), but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said.

Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement that a convoy transporting equipment for the Coalition forces was subjected to a missile attack in al-Shoumali area in Diwaniyah, state media INA reported.

“The attack caused damage to one of the containers,” the Iraqi military said. “The convoy continued to move towards its intended destination.”

It was the first missile attack on contractor convoys belonging to the Coalition forces.

The attack is the latest in a series of attacks on convoys supplying the Coalition forces, training the Iraqi security forces to fight Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the country.

On Wednesday night, six rockets launched from an area in Nineveh province fell in an area near Erbil airport. The Kurdistan Region’s ministry of interior said the rockets fired toward the airport but missed the target. There is a base inside Erbil airport, which houses U.S.-led Coalition troops.

There were no casualties in the attack.

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