Tribunnews Reporter, Fitri Wulandari
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, ERBIL – Multiple explosions were heard in the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday evening local time.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi issued a statement condemning the attack as an “aggression” against the city’s residents and their safety.
“Aggression targeting the beloved city of Erbil and spreading fear among its inhabitants is an attack on the security of our people. I discussed this development with PM KRG, our security forces will investigate and stand firm against any threats against our people,” Al-Kadhimi tweeted on his Twitter account. .
Quoted from the page Sputnik NewsSunday (13/3/2022), the unconfirmed report said that a rocket attack was recorded near the United States (US) consulate in the city.
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In response to the report, a US State Department spokesperson reportedly noted that no US government facilities were damaged or caused any casualties.
The US said the attack was being investigated by the Iraqi government and the Kurdish Regional Government.
A spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Department of Defense) said the Pentagon was now ‘examining the reported attack near Erbil’.
Videos of the explosion being shared on social media include one allegedly showing an explosion in the sky over the city.
The tweet, citing FlightRadar24 data, confirmed that several fighter jets were seen in the sky.