Iraqi army fires rockets at base hosting Americans amid delegation visit

The Iraqi army said two rockets were fired Tuesday at a base hosting Americans, in the third such attack in three days and as a US government delegation is visiting the country. 

The two rockets fell on an unoccupied segment of the Ain-al-Assad airbase, "without causing damage or casualties," the army said.

The latest attack follows similar ones on Sunday and Monday night against two other bases.

At least three rockets hit the Iraqi military air base of Balad, north of Baghdad, where some US contractors are billeted, Iraqi security officials said on Monday.

Three other rockets fell near the base in the attack on Sunday, the sources said. No casualties or damage have been reported.

No group has claimed responsibilty, but armed groups that some Iraqi officials say are backed by Iran have claimed similar incidents in the past. 

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/iraqi-army-fires-rockets-at-base-hosting-americans-amid-delegation-visit/ar-BB1glCXh?ocid=BingNews

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