The US has condemned Iran over ballistic missile attacks near Iraq’s northern city of Irbil, calling them “a reckless and imprecise set of strikes”.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they struck what they claimed were Israeli “spy headquarters” in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region.
Iraq denounced the attacks, calling them a violation of its sovereignty but Israel’s government is yet to comment on the Iranian claims.
In a separate development, Kurdistan authorities said on Tuesday morning that they had shot down three armed drones flying over Irbil airport, where US and international forces are stationed.
The Iranian strikes come amid rising tensions in the region since the war between Israel the Iran-backed Palestinian group Hamas broke out in the Gaza Strip on 7 October.