BREAKING Reports of multiple explosions at Baghdad international airport

The area around Baghdad’s international airport was shelled on Monday, with two dozen projectiles exploding within its secured perimetre, witnesses and security officials said.

A witness who lives near the airport heard about twenty explosions that a security source said was a bombardment targeting the airport.

It was not clear if any of the airport’s facilities were hit and whether rockets or mortar fire were used in the shelling.