US base in Iraq hit by rockets, four officers injured

US base in Iraq hit by rockets, four officers injured

Tension increased in the Middle East on Sunday, January 12, when rockets were fired at a base in Iraq occupied by United States forces.

The attack resulted in injury to four Iraqi soldiers, according to a report by Independent.

The bombs were said to have struck the Balad airbase in the northern part of Baghdad.

The report said the rockets all hit the runway located in the base.

It did not state immediately if any death was recorded from the incident, but said the Iraqi military confirmed the attacks, but did not give much details.

According to the country's military hierarchy, eight rockets were fired, but it was not clear the source of the attack

Legit.ng reports that the latest attack comes just when US President Donald Trump, on Sunday, January 12, gave new conditions to embattled Iran as tension grows over the detention of British ambassador Rob Macaire.

Macaire was allegedly arrested following a protest in Iran that resulted from the recent attack on a Ukranian plane by the Iranian Army. The plane crashed killing all 176 people on board.

Meanwhile, the government of Iran recently admitted that its military made what it called an “unforgivable mistake” in unintentionally shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, which killed all 176 people on board.

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In a series of tweets by its president, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian authorities said that a probe into the incident and carried out by its armed forces shows that bombs were fired due to what can be described as human error that resulted in the crash.

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