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Rockets hit Iraqi base hosting U.S. contractors, one Iraqi injured - security officials

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TIKRIT, Iraq , Feb 20 (Reuters) - Three rockets hit theIraqi military air base of Balad north of Baghdad on Saturday,injuring one Iraqi contractor, Iraqi security officials said onSaturday.

No group immediately claimed the attack. It was the secondsalvo of rockets to hit a base hosting U.S. forces orcontractors in less than a week.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because theyare not authorised to speak to the media. Armed groups that someIraqi officials say are backed by Iran have claimed similarincidents in the past.(Reporting by Ghazwan Hassan; Writing by John Davison; Editingby Giles Elgood)