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No speedy studies of casualties in assault on northern Iraq airport, which serves as base for US-led coalition forces.

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been targeted in a drone assault, Kurdish safety officials stated.

The inside safety service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish area, of which Erbil is the capital, initially stated three rockets had hit close to the airport.

A second assertion by the Kurdish counterterrorism drive stated the assault had been carried out by explosive-laden drones.

There have been no speedy studies of casualties. Witnesses stated they heard a minimum of six explosions in the realm.

Lawk Ghafuri, head of international media relations for the Kurdistan Regional Government, stated on Twitter that Kurdish safety forces have been investigating the incident.

“The drone was carrying explosive devices, and exploded away from Erbil International Airport’s terminals and territories. No casualties are reported,” Ghafuri said.

The airport, which additionally serves as the bottom for United States-led coalition forces, suffered no injury, in accordance with its director Ahmed Hochiar.

The US forces are main a global navy coalition whose mandate is to assist Iraqi forces struggle remnants of ISIL (ISIS).

The coalition didn’t instantly touch upon Saturday’s incident.

The airport in Erbil has come beneath assault a number of instances in the previous yr, together with by drones carrying explosives.

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