Booby-trapped drone hits Erbil airport in northern Iraq

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-07 06:08:11|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, July 6 (Xinhua) -- A booby-trapped drone struck on Tuesday the Erbil airport, which houses a U.S.-led coalition military base, in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

The attack took place at 11:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT) without causing casualties, except for a fire on the site, the regional Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism (CT) said in a statement on its official Facebook page.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on the relatively peaceful Kurdistan region.

On June 26, Erbil was hit by four booby-trapped drones without causing casualties, according to a CT statement.

The Kurdish region in northern Iraq has been relatively peaceful, but such attacks have frequently targeted the Baghdad airport and Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops, as well as the U.S. embassy in the Green Zone. Enditem