A booby-trapped drone attack targeted Erbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to the region’s counter-terrorism agency.
A statement issued by the agency stated that the attack “did not result in human or material damage.”
The director of Erbil Airport, Ahmed Hoshyar, told local media that “air traffic at the airport is proceeding normally and has not stopped.”
Kurdish media reported that sirens were heard at the US Consulate in Erbil.
The Pentagon said in a statement that it was aware of reports of a drone attack, but initial information did not indicate damage, injuries or loss of life, according to what was reported by Reuters.
The attack comes a day after a drone attack and missile strikes targeting Ain al-Assad air base, where US forces are located, and the US embassy in Baghdad.
Erbil airport was subjected to a similar attack last April, targeting a military site at the airport where foreign forces belonging to the international coalition led by the United States are stationed.
The United States accuses Iranian-backed militias of being behind these attacks.
Another missile attack last February on the same site killed two people, one of whom was a foreign contractor working with the coalition forces.
An unknown armed group loyal to Iran claimed responsibility.
Since the beginning of this year, dozens of attacks have targeted US interests in Iraq, which has 2,500 US forces as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State.
Drones were used in a number of these attacks, a tactic that causes headaches for the coalition due to their ability to bypass air defenses.
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