Rockets Hit Iraqi Military Base, Security Officials Say

March 15, 2021 Updated: March 15, 2021

TIKRIT, Iraq—At least five rockets hit the Iraqi military air base of Balad north of Baghdad on Monday, without causing casualties, Iraqi security officials said.

The officials said two more rockets fell outside the base at a rural area without causing casualties.

No group immediately claimed the attack, but armed groups that some Iraqi officials say are backed by Iran have claimed similar incidents in the past.

By Ghazwan Hassan and Ahmed Rasheed