Officials said a drone attack occurred near US forces in Erbil, northern Iraq.

On Saturday, a drone strike occurred near US forces stationed at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq, according to Iraqi Kurdish security sources.

The internal security department for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, the capital of which is Erbil, first stated that three rockets had struck near the airport.

According to a second statement issued by the Kurdish counter-terrorism force, the attack was carried out using explosive-laden drones.

There were no reports of casualties at the time. At least six explosions were heard in the neighbourhood, according to witnesses.

The airport in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region, has come under attack several times in the past year, including by drones carrying explosives.

U.S. officials blame previous attacks on Iran-aligned Shi’ite Muslim militias which have vowed to fight until the remaining 2,500 U.S. military personnel leave the country.

The U.S. forces are leading an international military coalition whose mandate is to help Iraqi forces fight remnants of the Sunni extremist Islamic State group. The coalition did not immediately comment on Saturday’s incident.

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