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Several US Troops Injured, Contractor Killed In Shelling At US Base In Iraq

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Several US Troops Injured, Contractor Killed In Shelling At US Base In Iraq

Members of the Iraqi Polular Mobilization Units’ Imam Ali Brigades launch rockets against ISIS positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Sveral US troops were injured and a US defense contractor was killed in a rocket attack at the US military base in Iraq’s Kirkuk on December 27 evening.

The K1 camp hosting US-led forces became the target of the shelling at around 19:20 local time. US-led forces and Iraqi security forces conducted searches in the nearby area following the attack but failed to detain the persons responsible.

No further details were provided by the US and Iraqi forces. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Despite this, Washington prefers to blame most of its difficulties in the occupied areas on Iran. US officials direclty accused Iran or Iran-linked forces of previous rocket shellings at its military facilities in Iraq.

Despite this, the main suspect is ISIS. During the last month, the terrorist group increased its military actions in Syria, Iraq and even in Africa in the framework of its military campaign to avenge the death of the terrorist group’s leader, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, and the group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir.

On December 27, ISIS cells shelled a US military facility in Syria’s Omar oil fields area.

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