Several rockets hit Balad Air Base in Iraq, 4 injured

FILE – in this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

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UPDATED 1:30 PM PT — Sunday, January 12, 2020

Balad Air Base, which houses American troops, was hit by at least eight rockets on Sunday. Reports said at least four Iraqi military officials were injured following the strike, which occurred north of Baghdad.

Iran’s Security Media Cell confirmed that Katyusha rockets were used in the attack.

Sources suggested American troops had previously pulled out of the base and relocated to safer facilities in Iraq.

This attack comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Iran targeted bases, which are housing U.S. troops, in Iraq last week. However, it remains unclear whether Iran was behind this attack.

Following the incident, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered his prayers to the injured and said “these continued violations of Iraq’s sovereignty by groups not loyal to the Iraqi government must end.”

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