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Iraq says civilian hurt by shelling from Iran

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ImageReuters: One Iraqi civilian was wounded by rockets launched from Iran on Monday, an Iraqi border guard commander said.

ImageSULAIMANIYA, Iraq, Aug 5 (Reuters) – One Iraqi civilian was wounded by rockets launched from Iran on Monday, an Iraqi border guard commander said.

Major-General Omar Sharif, head of operations for Iraqi border guards in Iraq's Kurdish north, said on Tuesday about 120 Katyusha rockets had landed in Arbil province, close to the Iranian border.

Iran has occasionally shelled northern Iraq in the past, where it says Iranian Kurdish separatist rebels shelter. (Reporting by Sherko Raouf; writing by Missy Ryan; editing by Peter Graff and Kevin Liffey)

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