Six Wounded after Rockets Land on Military Base near Baghdad International Airport

The Attack is the Latest in Series of Similar Attacks Targeting the Military


Six fighters were wounded after rockets struck an Iraqi military base near the Baghdad International Airport, the authorities said on Monday.

The military conducted a search after the incident and recovered a rocket launcher and several rockets in the area.

Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the incident was the latest in a series of attacks aimed at military installations.

Two Katyusha rockets landed inside Balad air base last week Thursday but no casualties or damage were reported following the attack.

In a separate incident, five rockets landed at the Ain al-Asad airbase on Tuesday last week. The base hosts US forces in Anbar province in western Iraq. No one was injured.