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Rockets hit near U.S. forces and contractors in Iraq in separate attacks -officials

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BAGHDAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Rockets hit near U.S. forces and contractors in Iraq on Wednesday, including an air base north of Baghdad and a military base at Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi army and security officials said.

The army reported at least three rockets hit Balad air base, where U.S. contractors are based.

Security officials told Reuters at least one rocket hit shortly afterwards near the airport at a base which U.S. military aircraft use.

Reporting by John Davison, Baghdad newsroom, additional reporting by Alaa Swilam in Cairo; Editing by Chris Reese

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