Air Force personnel wait for a pallet of equipment to load on a C-17 Globemaster III at Sather Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 30 2008 (Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Katyusha rockets struck a military base next to Baghdad International Airport on Monday wounding "six fighters", a statement from the military said.

Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets in a search of the area, the statement said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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An aerial photo of Joint Base Balad, Iraq in 2011 (U.S. Army/ Sgt. Quentin Johnson)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran may have been behind Thursday's attack on Iraq's Balad air base, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday, but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence.

Iraqi military on Thursday said that two Katyusha rockets landed inside Balad air base, which hosts U.S. forces and contractors and is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

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