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13 Feb 2020 | 12:56 PM UTC

Iraq: Rockets strike Kirkuk military base February 13

Rockets launched into Iraqi military base near Kirkuk February 13; details emerging

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Event

Rockets were reportedly launched into the K1 Iraqi military base near Kirkuk on Thursday, February 13. The base houses Iraqi and US military forces. No casualties were immediately reported as of Thursday night (local time) and no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Details are still emerging. 

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the attack over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.