Militia Suspected of Iran Ties Takes Credit for Iraqi Kurdistan Bombing, Injury of U.S. Soldier

Militia Suspected of Iran Ties Takes Credit for Iraqi Kurdistan Bombing, Injury of U.S. Soldier


An Iran-backed militant group in Iraq called Saraya Awlia al-Dam, or “Guardians of Blood Brigades,” quickly took credit for Monday’s rocket attack on the Erbil International Airport in the Kurdistan region.

The attack killed a civilian contractor and injured five other people, including a U.S. service member.

Kurdish news service Rudaw reported a “swarm of rockets” were fired at the Kurdistan region’s capital city of Erbil on Monday night, hitting targets that included “the Chinese consulate, a livestock market, and residential areas.” Injuries and at least one fatality were reported from a rocket that struck an apartment building.

Two of the rockets hit the Erbil International Airport, while a third flew overhead. The airport explosions injured five Americans, one of them a service member, and killed a civilian contractor who was not an American citizen. 

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Kurdish counterterrorism officials said the 14 rockets were launched from a vehicle, which they have recovered.

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