One killed, eight injured after rockets struck near the Erbil international airport where US forces are based in northern Iraq on Monday.Initial reports indicate at least three rockets struck the area.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to the report, rockets killed one US-led coalition contractor and wounding at least eight other people. According to the authorities, a US service member and two civilians were among the injured in the 9:30 pm strike in between the Irbil international airport in the semi-autonomous Kurdish-run territory and the base.
In a statement, Coalition spokesman Col Wayne Marotto said that investigation is underway. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Marotto did not disclose the nationality of the dead contractor."
President Barham Saleh took to Twitter and wrote, The targeting of Erbil, which inflicted casualties, represents a dangerous escalation and a terrorist act targeting the national efforts to protect the security of the country and the safety of citizens. We have no choice but to firmly strengthen our efforts to root out the forces of terror and the attempts being made by some to plunge the country into chaos."