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Iraqi official: Rockets hit base near Baghdad Airport

Iraqi officials: Rockets hit military base near Baghdad Airport, killing 3 Iraqi soldiers

Iraqi official: Rockets hit base near Baghdad Airport

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say 16 rockets have been fired at a military base near the Baghdad International Airport, killing at least three Iraqi soldiers.

A police official says the rockets hit Camp Liberty, a former U.S. base now housing an exiled Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq. The official says at least 16 soldiers guarding the camp were also wounded.

He says the rockets landed far enough from the airport that they did not disrupt commercial traffic.

A hospital official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The source of the rockets remains unknown. Last year, the Islamic State group was said to have fired rockets near to Baghdad International Airport as it attempted to destabilize the capital.

Updated : 2021-09-28 14:53 GMT+08:00