Several rockets launched into US bases in Iraq

Several rockets have been launched into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US troops are based, leaving several soldiers wounded according to reports.

Al Jazeera reported that officials and military sources on Sunday evening, said that at least, four Iraqi airmen were wounded after some rockets were launched into the US bases in Iraq.

According to the report, some shells hit the runway of the Balad airbase while another shell struck the gate.

Colonel Mohammed Khalil, a police officer in the northern Iraqi province of Saladin, said,

“Three Iraqi soldiers, who were on guard at the airbase gate, were injured as a result of the shelling.

At the time of this report, no group or individual has laid claim to the attack.

This comes amid tensions between America and Iran over the last two weeks as a result of the death of Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian army General killed by airstrike ordered by US president, Donald Trump.