One person was reportedly wounded in the attack that followed a raid on an Islamic State hideout
At least four rockets hit the Al-Balad airbase north of the Iraqi capital on Saturday, as security sources said that a local contractor for a US company managing Iraq's F-16s was wounded, according to AFP.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although earlier, Iraqi security forces raided an Islamic State hideout plains of Tarmiyah, with clashes leaving five jihadists and two pro-government fighters dead, according to the Iraqi military.
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Another potential candidate to have carried out the strike is one of the many Iranian-backed Shia proxies in Iraq, who have previously targeted the airbase.
Indeed, in the wake of the US drone strike that assassinated Qods force Gen. Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad's airport, Iranian forces slammed a pair of Katyusha's at Balad. Read more at i24