Three killed in rocket attack on Iraq base


By Associated Press Reporters

Three service personnel have been killed, including two Americans, and a dozen more injured when a barrage of rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq.

US officials said five service members were seriously wounded and evacuated from the Camp Taji base and seven others were still being evaluated. Buildings on the base were in flames.
Army Colonel Myles Caggins, a US military spokesman in Iraq, said on Twitter that more than 15 small rockets hit the base.

Camp Taji, located just north of Baghdad, has been used as a training base for a number of years.

There are as many as 6,000 US troops in Iraq, training and advising Iraqi forces and conducting counter-terror missions.

Officials did not say what group they believe launched the rocket attack, but Kataib Hezbollah or another Iranian-backed Shia militia group is likely.




2 replies

  1. Why are they still there? I thought the Iraqi Parliament asked them to leave. And the Government too.

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