Iraqi security officials have stated that as many as 12 missiles were fired early on Sunday toward the US consulate in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil.
Missiles have been launched at the city from neighboring Iran, a US defense official said.
Iraqi and US officials have given different accounts of damage, with a second US official saying there was no damage and no casualties at any US government facility, though Iraqi officials said several missiles had hit the US consulate.
The US consulate building is new and currently unoccupied.
It was still not certain exactly how many missiles were fired and exactly where they landed, the US defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
No immediate report of casualties from the attack, which occurred shortly after midnight and caused material damage in the area, were given according to Iraqi security officials.
Without elaborating any further, one of the Iraqi officials said the ballistic missiles were fired from Iran.