Three wounded in a drone attack in vicinity of US consulate in Erbil
Al Mayadeen correspondent reports that an explosion was heard in the vicinity of Erbil Airport and the US Consulate building.
Three were wounded on Wednesday as a result of a drone attack on a major highway in the vicinity of the city of Erbil in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that an explosion was heard in the vicinity of Erbil Airport and the US Consulate building.
In a statement, the Directorate General of Counter-Terrorism in the region indicated that “an explosive-laden drone hit Erbil-Pirmam road at 9:35 pm, slightly injuring three people. It also damaged a restaurant and a number of vehicles.”
Damages around the bombarded site, #Erbil. pic.twitter.com/I546faV6Ok— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) June 8, 2022
On his part, the Health Minister of the region, Saman Barzanji, said no serious injuries were reported, adding that three citizens were slightly injured and were being treated.
No side has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Lawk Ghafuri, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Kurdistan region government tweeted that “investigations are ongoing by the security forces.”
A missile attack on Erbil، capital of Kurdistan - Iraq. pic.twitter.com/SnuZRh1urQ— Mustafa Saadoon (@SaadoonMustafa) June 8, 2022
CEO of Erbil International Airport, Ahmed Hoshyar, told Rudaw news agency that neither the airport nor the flights have not been affected by the attack.
In the same context, the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Masrour Barzani, said he held a phone conversation with the Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi following the attack.
I spoke with Iraqi PM @MAKadhimi tonight about the drone attack on civilians in Erbil.— Masrour Barzani (@masrour_barzani) June 8, 2022
Erbil and Baghdad have been cooperating effectively against criminal individuals and groups.
And we will work together to bring the perpetrators of tonight’s attack to justice -mb.