Rockets land near Peshmerga along Erbil-Kirkuk border: commander

No fatalities have been stated and no group has yet asserted responsibility for the rocket attack.

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According to a Peshmerga commander in Kirkuk Province, around three rockets shot by unidentified forces have landed adjacent to Peshmerga forces in the neighborhood of Altun Kupri, a town situated on the Kirkuk-Erbil border.

No fatalities have been stated, according to Nure Hama Ali, commander in west Kirkuk.

The Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga spoke about the explosions later in a statement, saying “a number of rockets were directed at the Peshmerga bases in Nabi Awa village but did not cause any harm to Peshmerga and their bases.” No group has yet asserted responsibility for the attacks.

A resident of the town, told news agencies that he has been hearing gunfire near his residence, adding that he could see a huge number of security forces in the vicinity.

Rockets have hit numerous whereabouts in Iraq and the KRG region in recent months, mainly believed to have been propelled by militias associated with Iran-backed units of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces. A rash of rockets were fired at the KRG capital, Erbil, in mid-February, killing two and injuring several others.

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