Iraqi officials: Rockets strike Balad Air Base, one injured
BAGHDAD — At least four rockets struck an Iraqi air base Saturday night, the Iraqi military said in a statement, while other officials said one person was wounded at the base where an American defense company services combat aircraft.
Four security officials said that the individual wounded at Balad Air Base in Salahaddin province worked for the company, and one of them said his nationality was South African. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
They said U.S. defense company Sallyport has its headquarters within the base and currently has 46 personnel there contracted to provide base services to support Iraq’s F-16 program.
The attack comes days after over a dozen rockets targeted coalition forces outside Irbil…