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Renewed Iranian missile attacks in northern Iraq kill at least 1

In this image taken from video footage provided by Iranian military, September 29, 2022, a missile is launched during an attack targeting the Iraqi Kurdish region. (Iranian military via AP)
In this image taken from video footage provided by Iranian military, September 29, 2022, a missile is launched during an attack targeting the Iraqi Kurdish region. (Iranian military via AP)

Missiles fired from Iran target bases of an exiled Iranian Kurdish opposition group in neighboring Iraq, killing at least one person and wounding eight, local officials said. It was the latest in a series of such attacks in recent weeks.

The casualty number from Iran’s salvo in the northern province of Sulimaniyah in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region was not immediately clear.

Korosh Nosrati, an official with the opposition group that was targeted, says three people were killed. Saman Barzanji, the regional Kurdish health minister, says the number of fatalities was expected to rise.

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard confirms the attack and says it targeted the bases of “terrorist groups” by drones and missiles, according to Iran’s official IRNA news agency.

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