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Rockets hit Iraq military base hosting NATO troops

An Iraqi soldiers stands guard in front US military air carrier at the Qayyarah air base, where US-led troops in 2017 had helped Iraqis plan out the fight against Daesh in nearby Mosul in northern Iraq, before a planned US pullout on 26 March 2020. [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]
An Iraqi soldiers stands guard in front US military air carrier on 26 March 2020 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images]

A rocket attack hit a military base hosting NATO troops in Iraq, local media reported on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Three foreign contracted personnel were injured when three rockets struck the Balad Air Base in the Salah al-Din province, north of the capital Baghdad, according to Iraqi media.

The Iraqi government has not made any statement over the attacks.

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