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UPDATE 2-Rockets fall on Baghdad airport, Popular Mobilization Forces says official killed

UPDATE 2-Rockets fall on Baghdad airport, Popular Mobilization Forces says official killed

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi military-run Security Media Cell said early on Friday.

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said in a post on Facebook that its director of public relations was killed in what it described as "cowardly U.S. bombing." The rockets landed near the air cargo terminal, burning two vehicles and injuring several people, Security Media Cell said in a statement.

At least one person was killed and nine wounded, police and medical sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday following U.S. air raids on Sunday against Kataib Hezbollah militia bases in retaliation for missile attacks that killed a U.S. contractor in northern Iraq last week. Tension between the United States and Iran has ramped up in the region over U.S. economic sanctions hurting the Iranian economy. The two sides have traded blame over attacks on oil installations, militia arms depots as well as military bases hosting U.S. forces.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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