Three rockets fired at Baghdad International Airport: Security Media Cell

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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Security Media Cell said on Saturday (January 23) that three rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport overnight.

It said in a statement that two of the rockets landed outside the airport and the third landed on a house in al-Jihad neighborhood.

The rockets only caused material damage, it added.

Spokesperson for the US-led Coalition Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) Colonel Wayne Marotto said in a tweet that initial reports confirm no casualties.   

Similar attacks in the past have been blamed on militias within the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

On Thursday, twin suicide blasts rocked an open-air bazaar in central Baghdad that killed 32 people and wounded over hundred others, for which Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility.

(NRT Digital Media)