An Iraqi base hosting foreign military service members was hit by a barrage of rockets on Saturday, Iraqi officials have said. A similar attack on Wednesday killed three people, including two Americans.
A dozen rockets hit Camp Taji north of capital Baghdad, Stars and Stripes reported, citing Iraqi officials. There was no immediate word on casualties.
Unconfirmed reports on Iraqi social media said as many as 20 Katyusha rockets had been fired at the base“.
March 14 – Taji, north Baghdad, #Iraq
Camp Taji comes under new attack of up to ten mortars/rockets. Coalition forces are housed in this site.
A similar attack earlier this week left two Americans & a Brit killed, prompting U.S. airstrikes against #Iran-backed militias. pic.twitter.com/HbyRJxMr5j
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) March 14, 2020
The Wednesday attack on Camp Taji claimed three lives and left a dozen more injured. The soldiers killed were identified as a 27-year-old US Army specialist, a 28-year-old US Air Force staff sergeant and a 26-year-old British lance corporal reservist with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry.
The US and Britain retaliated for the attack by launching airstrikes at Iraqi bases hosting Iraqi Shia militias, which Pantagon blamed for the attack.