ERBIL, Iraq

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq was hit by an explosives-laden drone, the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) said Wednesday.

The military section of the airport where US-led international coalition forces are deployed was targeted in the attack, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

ERBIL, IRAQ – APRIL 14: Ambulances and security officials are being sent to the site after the Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq was targeted by a missile, the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (IKRG)’s security officials said late Wednesday, on April 14, 2021 in Erbil, Iraq. The airport was hit by at least one rocket, the region’s counter-terrorism unit said in a statement. An explosion was also heard near the area, and an investigation into the incident has been launched, according to the IKRG’s Interior Ministry. ( Ahsan Mohammed Ahmed Ahmed – Anadolu Agency )

No casualties have been reported, although a warehouse suffered damage, it added.

No casualties have been reported, although a warehouse suffered damage, it added.

Earlier in the day, KRG security officials said in a statement that the airport was hit by at least one rocket.

An explosion was also heard near the area, and an investigation into the incident has been launched, the ministry said earlier in a statement.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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