Single rocket hits near Iraqi air base hosting U.S. troops

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S.-led coalition spokesman says a single rocket has struck near a military base hosting U.S. troops in western Iraq but caused no casualties.

Col. Wayne Marotto says the attack Monday afternoon targeted the Ain al-Asad air base, and added an investigation has been launched.

An Iraqi security official said the rocket struck close to a village outside the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but U.S. officials have previously blamed Iran-backed Iraqi militia groups for attacks against the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other military bases hosting American forces.

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