Rocket attack at Baghdad Airport leaves at least 8 dead

Rocket attack at Baghdad Airport leaves at least 8 dead

Several rockets struck Baghdad Airport on Wednesday evening, leaving eight people dead and more injured, authorities said.

At least three of the Katyusha rockets hit the airport near a cargo terminal, igniting two cars, Reuters reported, citing the Iraq military-run Security Media Cell.

The rocket strike comes less than a month after four other Katyusha rockets hit a military base near the airport that wounded six soldiers.

The area that was hit in that attack on Dec. 9 is usually filled with advisers from the US-led coalition in the region.

It also comes after hundreds of supporters of an Iranian-backed militia stormed the US Embassy compound in Baghdad last Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of the ambassador and his staff.

That attack followed airstrikes Sunday that killed 25 fighters of the Kataeb Hezbollah that the US military said were in retaliation for last week’s 36-rocket attack in which an American contractor was killed at an Iraqi base.

With Post Wires

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