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Baghdad international airport perimeter shelled, security sources say

It was not clear if any of the airport`s facilities were hit and whether rockets or mortar fire were used in the shelling.

Reuters| Updated: Jul 05, 2016, 02:59 AM IST

Baghdad: The area around Baghdad`s international airport was shelled on Monday, with two dozen projectiles exploding within its secured perimeter, witnesses and security officials said.

A witness who lives near the airport heard about twenty explosions that a security source said was a bombardment targeting the airport.

It was not clear if any of the airport`s facilities were hit and whether rockets or mortar fire were used in the shelling.