7 killed in rocket attack on Baghdad airport, including top Iranian commander

2020-01-03 11:00:56CGTN Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and deputy top leader of Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were killed in airstrike on Baghdad airport in Iraq, on Friday, Reuters cited Iraqi militia spokesman.

The U.S. carried out strikes against two targets linked to Iran in Baghdad, on Friday, Reuters cited U.S. officials.

In the attack, at least seven people were killed, local media reported. Three Katyusha rockets fell on Baghdad International Airport, which landed near the air cargo terminal and burned two vehicles, according to Iraqi military-run Security Media Cell.

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