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27 Dec 2019 | 01:23 PM UTC

Iraq: Rockets launched into Kirkuk military base December 27

Rockets launched into Iraqi military base near Kirkuk December 27; similar attacks possible over the near term

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Event

Rockets were reportedly launched into the K1 Iraqi military base near Kirkuk on Friday, December 27. The base houses Iraqi and US military forces. No casualties have been reported as of Friday night (local time) and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Similar attacks are possible in Kirkuk over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in the area 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.