Several rockets fired at Iraqi military base near Baghdad 'hosting US troops'

Tim Baker
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Camp Taji military base, north of Baghdad, has been targeted with a missile strike, Iraq's armed forces has said.

The Iraqi camp, which reportedly hosts US forces, was targeted with Katyusha-type rockets on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Iraq's military has now issued a statement saying there were no casualties after the strikes.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to reports, there are US and coalition forces in the base.

It comes amid tensions in the region between the US and Iran following the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani .

In the wake of this, Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, claiming to have believed it was a missile fired as part of disputes, killing 176 people on board.

It initially denied this, with protests taking place across the nation since the revelation.

On Sunday, four were injured after eight Katyusha rockets were fired at Balad air base.

Military sources told Reuters that those wounded in the incident are Iraqi soldiers.

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