After an attack on US troops, US bombs hit Kataib Hezbollah sites in Iraq.

The White House said that on Monday night, the US military attacked three sites used by Kataib Hezbollah and "affiliated groups" in Iraq.

This was done after an attack hurt three US troops and left one in critical condition.

From what US Central Command said, early reports show that the airstrikes directed by President Joe Biden "likely killed a number of Kataib Hezbollah militants."

The terrorist group backed by Iran earlier claimed that it was they who used a one-way attack drone to hit US troops on Monday morning at Erbil Air Base, the White House said.

Adrienne Watson, a spokesperson for the US National Security Council, said in a statement that the US airstrikes on

"three locations used by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups focused specifically on unmanned aerial drone activities."

CENTCOM says the attacks on the Kataib Hezbollah sites happened at 8:45 p.m. ET. The statement said, "There are no signs that any civilian lives were affected."

But the Iraqi government said in a statement that 18 people, "including civilians," were hurt and one security "serviceman" was killed. From the office of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the airstrikes were called "hostile acts" that "infringe upon Iraq's sovereignty and are deemed unacceptable under any circumstances or justification."

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