Iraq officials: Rocket attack hits base housing US troops

This photo released by the government-affiliated Media Security Cell on Thursday, March 12, 2020, shows a rocket-rigged truck launcher after a rocket attack on Camp Taji, a few miles north of Baghdad, in Rashidiya, Iraq. Iraq's military on Thursday said it opened an investigation into the rocket attack that hours earlier killed three servicemen, including two Americans, at an Iraqi base housing coalition forces that has been used as a training base for a number of years. (Source: Media Security Cell via AP)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say a barrage of rockets has hit a base housing U.S.-led coalition troops north of Baghdad.

Saturday’s attack came just days after a similar rocket attack killed three servicemen at the same base, including two Americans.

The Iraqi officials say at least two Iraqi soldiers were wounded.

The U.S. led coalition spokesperson says five people were wounded in the attack including three coalition members and two Iraqi soldiers.

Jonathan Hoffman, chief Pentagon spokesman, said three U.S. service members were wounded in the Camp Taji attack.

Two of them were seriously wounded and are hospitalized.

Hoffman said Iraqi security forces have made an initial arrest.

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