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Katuyusha rocket attack injures three US soldiers

16th March 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


A Katuyusha rocket was used to launch an attack against US and Iraqi military personnel at Camp Taji, Iraq on 13 March.

The attack, believed to have been carried out by the Iranian-backed Kataeb Hezbollah group resulted in three US personnel suffering injuries, two of which were serious. The Department of Defense (DoD) also reported that an unspecified number of Iraqi solders were injured.

General Kenneth F McKenzie, CENTCOM commander said: ‘we carried out precision defensive strikes to degrade and destroy advanced conventional weapons that have been provided to Kataeb Hezbollah by their Iranian backers.’

The Soviet Union developed the Katuyusha rocket during the Second World War. It is a self-propelled truck mounted artillery system. 

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