A barrage of 17 rockets landed near a military base housing U.S. forces in northern Iraq, the Iraqi army said Saturday.
Gen. Noman al-Zawbae, commander of Nineveh Operations Command, described Friday’s incident near Qayyara military base as “accidental”.
No casualties or damages were reported.
It remains unclear who was behind the fire.
Al-Zawbae, however said security forces fired back at elements that fired the rockets, killing three Daesh militants.
Qayyara base is housing U.S. forces as part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Daesh terrorist group.
In 2017, Iraqi authorities announced Daesh presence has been largely eradicated