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Iraqi security officials announced on Friday that an unmanned unmanned airplane ejected explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary units in northern Iraq, injuring two people.
The incident happened amid regional tensions between the United States and Iran. No more details were provided.
There was no immediate claim for responsibility for the reported attacks, although Iran-backed Shiite Muslim militias accused the Islamic state group of initiating the attacks.
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Anonymous senior officer with the militias, collectively known as the People's Liberation Force, said the attack had led to two injured Iranians and hit a base that housed councilors from Iran and Lebanon. The first attack was directed at the counselors headquarters, while the second attacked a gun depot, causing a major fire in the base.
One Pentagon representative rejected the US involvement. A spokesman for an anonymous Iraqi president said ICs are likely to be behind the attack by excluding a US-led coalition.
"We know for open-source messages about possible aggressive actions against a group to mobilize popular forces at the Salah ad Dine Navy. Sean Robertson. We have no more information on this report. "
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The tension between Iran and the United States left the Iraqi government ally on both sides, a sensitive position, Iraq is home to US bases and more than 5,000 US soldiers, as well as dozens of militias backed by Iran, who fought against IS fighters along with Iraqi government troops
Baghdad announced a victory over the Islamic state in December 2017, after the last city battle winning after years of conflict that left its cities in ruins, but the IP, which uses unmanned aircraft in its attacks in the past, is still leading a low-level rebellion, especially in rural areas
Morgan Cheung of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report