Drone attack said to hit near US consulate in Kurdish Iraq
A drone attack hit the US Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, a security source tells the Reuters news agency.
There are no immediate reports of injury or major damage in the attack in the Kurdish-controlled area. Videos shared on social media purporting to be from the aftermath of the attack show damaged vehicles on a road.
AFP said their people were injured in the incident.
Several cars have been damaged in an attack in #Erbil, #Iraq. Multiple reports are circulating it was conducted by either rocket or drone, neither story is currently conclusive. Drones suggest it is near the new US consulate compound which is under construction. pic.twitter.com/rbKF67Y6b6
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) June 8, 2022
#BREAKING: Now per @DeItaone a security source is confirming a drone attack targeted the U.S. Consulate in Erbil. Comes right as the #IAEA BoG adopted a censure resolution against #Iran. Some initial videos coming in. https://t.co/j6fIlfqMgF pic.twitter.com/cqJYaL4MgL
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) June 8, 2022
An Iranian missile strike on Erbil in March was reportedly in retaliation against Israel.