Rocket attack hits NATO airbase in southern Iraq

Rocket attack hits NATO airbase in southern Iraq

ERBIL, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 15: Security forces take measures after two rockets landed inside the Erbil International Airport, which has a military base for US-led international coalition forces, the Counter-Terrorism Service in Erbil, Iraq on February 15, 2021. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Several rockets have on Saturday hit a NATO airbase in southern province of Saladin in Iraq, Al-Mayadeen reported, citing Iraqi sources .

Iraqi sources said that heard the sound of an explosion around Balad Airbase in the southern province of Saladin on Saturday.

The blasts were caused by three Katyusha rockets fired around Balad Airbase, southern Iraq’s Saladin Governorate.

Three 107mm rockets hit the former headquarters of the US Sally Porter Company inside Balad Airbase in Iraq, Saberin News reported.

The building, which currently houses North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces, was reportedly damaged and three people were injured.