Baghdad International Airport was hit by rocket fire on Friday, at least six rockets were shot down, an Iraqi security source said.
“At least six rockets were shot down and fell near the runway,” the source said.
The attack occurred at 04:30 local time (01:30 GMT).
As a result of the attack, a plane at the airport was damaged. The photographs provided by the source show a hole from a rocket in the fuselage of the aircraft.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority announced on Friday that flights at Baghdad International Airport were suspended until the security threat is over.
Meanwhile, the Sabereen News Channel reported that the target was the US’ Victoria base which hosts US troops near Baghdad International Airport.
The channel also said that six missiles hit the US base.
Earlier on Friday, some sources reported that some explosions were heard in the Al-Karkh area of Baghdad near Victoria’s base in the United States.