January 12, 2020 / 4:20 PM / 6 days ago

Mortar bombs strike Iraqi military base of Balad, four wounded -military sources

TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Seven mortar bombs fell on Sunday inside Iraq’s Balad air base, which houses U.S. forces, and four Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack, two military sources told Reuters.

The military sources said the mortar bombs fell in the base’s runway inside the base, which is located 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad. (Reporting by Ghazwan Hassan writing by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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