Three rockets hit Baghdad International Airport killing five members of Iraqi paramilitary groups and two “guests”, Iraqi paramilitary groups said on Friday..
The Katyusha rockets landed near the air cargo terminal, burning two vehicles, killing and injuring several people.
Iraqi paramilitary groups said five of their members and two “guests” were killed in the airstrike on their vehicles inside Baghdad International Airport, militia sources reported on early Friday.
The militia members were hosting “important guests” at Baghdad airport who were being driven in two militia vehicles that were struck by two rockets, said the militia sources.
Two militia sources said the two guests were also killed in the attack but declined to identify them.
Police and health sources said that at least five people were killed and nine wounded.
Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said in a post on Facebook that its director of public relations was killed in what it described as “cowardly U.S. bombing.”
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
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