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Sprinklers and showers are placed along Sinak street in Iraq's capital Baghdad on August 9, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Basra: An explosion near the Jraischan border crossing at the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border on Monday evening targeted a convoy carrying equipment for US forces, three Iraqi security forces said.

It was not immediately clear if there were any US troops in the convoy or if anyone had been injured in the explosion, which went off just before 9pm Baghdad time.

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Vehicles are regularly loaded with military equipment at the crossing, the sources said, and the cargo is usually loaded or unloaded before entering or exiting Iraq.

Foreign companies are contracted by US forces to provide security in the area, the Iraqi security sources said.