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Shafaq News / On Saturday, unknown persons bombed the Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din Governorate with Katyusha missiles, leaving two wounded, according to a security source.
The source told Shafak News Agency, “Unidentified people fired three Katyusha rockets that landed inside Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din Governorate.”
He added that two employees at the base, one of whom was an Iraqi and the other, whose nationality was not found, were wounded, noting that smoke billowed from inside the base.
The base, located 64 kilometers north of Baghdad, houses soldiers from the international coalition forces led by the United States of America.
The attack comes less than a week after several rockets landed, on Monday, inside and near Erbil Airport. As a result, a civilian contractor was killed and 8 others were wounded, and an American soldier, according to a statement by the international coalition.
Washington accuses factions linked to Iran, led by the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades and Asaib Ahl al-Haq, of being behind these attacks, which have been repeated for many months.