Rockets target US consulate in Erbil
Iran claims missile attack on Iraq
Iran’s largest paramilitary force claimed responsibility for a missile attack that hit northern Iraq early Sunday morning, prompting US forces to scramble for shelter, smashing windows and creating new complications for diplomatic efforts to ease tensions with Tehran.
The headquarters of the US consulate and a US military base in Erbil were targeted with at least five long-range missiles, Sky News Saudi Arabia reported.
The governor of Erbil, Omid Khoshnaw, said several rockets landed in the area, saying it was not clear if the intended target was the US consulate or the airport in the city.
U.S. Consulate, Military Base Targeted in Iraq Missile Strike
According to the agency, five explosions were heard in this sudden attack.
The Kurdistan Minister of Health stated that there were no reports so far of injuries or deaths in the attack, which occurred on Saturday night.
Video clips circulated on social media showed that from the scene of the accident, several large explosions occurred in the area.
According to Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq, the Kurdistan 24 studio in the area was reportedly damaged in the attack as well.