Kiwi troops are based at Camp Taji in Iraq. (file photo)
Iraqi camp Taji north of Baghdad was targeted by Katyusha rockets with no casualties reported.
Taji is the base for the remaining New Zealand Defence Force personnel in Iraq. The military complex also hosts US troops.
There were no New Zealand Defence Force personnel in the vicinity, a statement released by the Defence Force said on Wednesday morning.
“All personnel in Camp Taji are safe and accounted for.”
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“As you will be aware, these events are a regular occurrence. The Defence Force takes all precautions necessary in theatre to keep our people safe and continues to monitor the security situation,” the statement read.
The rockets that were fired landed approximately 3 kilometres outside of Taji Military Complex.
Up to 45 New Zealand military personnel work in non-combat training roles at Taji and another five in the Iraqi capital itself.
The US-led military coalition fighting Islamic State also said no troops were affected in the attack.
“No Coalition troops were affected by this small attack at Taji Base,” coalition military spokesman Colonel Myles Caggins III said in a tweet, Reuters reported.
The US troops stationed at the Taji base make it a target for Iran-backed Shiite militant groups.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Reuters reported.
The Jerusalem Post reported five rockets were fired at the army base. The BBC reported no rocket hit the base itself.
Stuff reported on January 8 that the Defence Force put its training activities in Iraq on hold after Soleimani’s death.
The Government had already planned to withdraw all troops by June this year.
Since Soleimani’s killing, Iraq’s parliament voted in a non-binding resolution to expel US and allied forces.
On Sunday, four people were wounded after eight Katyusha rockets were fired at Balad air base in Iraq, which houses US personnel, located about 80 km north of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said in a statement.
Military sources identified the wounded in Sunday’s attack as Iraqi soldiers, Reuters reported.