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At least three rockets land in Baghdad International Airport compound, civilian airplane damaged

At least three rockets have landed in the Baghdad International Airport compound and near an adjacent US airbase, damaging one disused civilian aeroplane, Iraqi police said.

The rockets hit Baghdad International Airport’s runways or parking areas, a source at the interior ministry said, noting that a “civilian plane has been hit and damaged”. The attack was not immediately claimed.

The officials did not report any other damage or any injuries in Friday’s attack, adding that the damaged Iraqi Airways aircraft was out of use.

Iraq’s state news agency reported, citing the country’s aviation authority, that there was no disruption to travel.

On its social media pages, Iraqi Airways posted pictures of the damage, consisting of a hole near the nose of the plane. No flights were affected by the attack, the airline added.

The US airbase, known as Camp Victory, is located around the perimeter of Baghdad’s civilian airport.

Rocket attacks, which the United States and some Iraqi officials blame on Iran-aligned Shia armed groups who oppose the US military presence in the region, have regularly hit the complex in recent years.