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14 Mar 2020 | 05:07 AM UTC

Iraq: Indirect fire reported in Baghdad province March 14 /update 6

Reports of indirect fire in Baghdad province on March 14; further attacks possible

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Event

On Saturday, March 14, approximately 25 rounds of indirect fire (IDF) hit Camp Taji in Baghdad province, approximately 17 km (10.5 mi) from Baghdad city. The incident took place at 10:50 (local time) and an estimated six individuals were injured.

Further attacks targeting US and coalition troops remain possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

On March 11, approximately 18 rockets were fired into the Al-Taji airbase, killing two Americans and one British national. Another 11 people were wounded in the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the strike.

Advice

Individuals in Iraq are advised to keep abreast of the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.