Rockets target Taji military base north of Baghdad

A 2014 photo shows US soldiers walking around at the Taji base complex in Iraq.
A 2014 photo shows US soldiers walking around at the Taji base complex in Iraq.PHOTO: AFP

BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - Iraqi camp Taji north of Baghdad was targeted by Katyusha rockets on Tuesday (Jan 14), with no casualties reported, an Iraqi military statement said.

The US-led military coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said on Tuesday that no troops were affected in the attack.

"No Coalition troops were affected by this small attack at Taji Base," coalition military spokesman Myles Caggins III said in a tweet.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Sunday, four people were wounded after eight Katyusha rockets were fired at Balad air base, which houses US personnel, located about 80km north of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

Military sources identified the wounded as Iraqi soldiers.