3 rockets hit Baghdad airport

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-06 15:33:16|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Three Katyusha rockets on Wednesday landed on the perimeter of Baghdad international airport without causing casualties, the Iraqi military said.

Iraqi security forces carried out a search campaign in the vicinity of the airport after the attack which took place at dawn and found a rocket launcher with a timer device in al-Bakriyah neighborhood in western Baghdad, the media office affiliated with the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a brief statement.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on the airport.

Insurgent groups frequently attacked Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops across Iraq as well as the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad.

Around 5,000 U.S. troops have been deployed in Iraq to support Iraqi forces in battles against the Islamic State, mainly for training and advisory purposes. Enditem