An Iraqi Airways plane sits on the tarmac at Baghdad International Airport. Image Credit: AP

Baghdad: Rockets hit near US forces and contractors in Iraq on Wednesday, including an air base north of Baghdad and a military base at Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi army and security officials said.

The army reported at least three rockets hit Balad air base, where US contractors are based.

Security officials told Reuters at least one rocket hit shortly afterwards near the airport at a base which US military aircraft use.