Three rockets land near Baghdad airport, says Iraqi military

Baghdad international airport (AFP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Three Katyusha rockets targeting a U.S. military base landed near Baghdad airport late on Friday, according to the Iraqi media and the military.

Iraqi Security Media Cell confirmed in a statement that three rockets were fired at the airport, but it did not say if the rocket attack was aimed at a military base housing U.S. troops.

Two of the rockets fell outside the airport while the other landed on a citizen’s house in al-Jihad neighborhood in Baghdad, the military said.

The attack caused damages to the house but no casualties, it added.

Earlier on Saturday, some Iraqi media reported three rocket attack on the airport.

Shafaaq news cited a security source as saying that the C-RAM air defense system intercepted the rocket attack, which targeted the Victory military base near Baghdad airport.

 

*This story was updated at 11:04 a.m. EBL time 

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