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Seven Katyusha rockets hit US base in Iraq’s Salahudin province

Seven Katyusha rockets on Sunday hit Balad airbase, which housed U.S. troops, in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, a provincial security source said.

The attack took place in the evening when the rockets landed on the airbase, located some 90 km north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, wounding 4 soldiers and causing damages to nearby buildings.

Balad airbase is the largest military airbase in Iraq, also known by the U.S. forces as the Logistics Support Activity (LSA) Anaconda.

The airbase was housing a number of U.S. troops and advisors of an American company operating the Iraqi F-16 jet fighters, but they withdrew about a week ago after the international U.S.-led coalition announced the suspension of its operations in Iraq.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

-Seven Katyusha rockets

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