One dead, six wounded in rocket attack near US base in Iraqi Kurdistan

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A rocket attack near a US military base in Iraqi Kurdistan has left one person dead and six wounded, according to coalition forces.

At least three missiles landed in the area close to Erbil International Airport in the regional capital at around 9.30pm local time.

One civilian contractor working with the coalition was killed and five were injured. A US service member was also hurt.

Kurdish security officials said at least two civilians were also wounded and damage was caused to cars and other property in residential areas.