Explosion near Baghdad airport and Iraqi military compounds

Sources said the blast was caused by an unidentified object

FILE PHOTO: A view of  Baghdad international Airport, after Iraq has suspended flights at its domestic airports as the coronavirus spreads, in Baghdad, Iraq March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani/File Photo

An explosion took place near Baghdad international airport on Saturday in an area housing Iraqi military compounds, but caused no damage or casualties, security sources said.

The sources said the blast was caused by an unidentified object, and that it was not clear whether it was a projectile or a planted device.

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