Iran-Backed Groups Behind Erbil Rocket Attack -Iraqi Kurdish Security Agency

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces
FILE PHOTO: A member of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) poses for a picture near a drawing of PMF member at their headquarters in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, Sept 30 (Reuters) Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups launched a rocket attack targeting U.S. troops in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism service said on Wednesday.

“Six rockets were launched from the borders of the Sheikh Amir village in Nineveh province by the Popular Mobilisation Forces who were targeting (U.S.-led) coalition forces in Erbil International Airport,” the service said in a statement.

Four rockets landed at the edge of the airport compound and two did not explode, it added.

(Reporting by Ali Sultan)

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