Mortar Fired from Iraq Across Kuwaiti Border on Sunday: UN Official
A mortar round fired from Iraqi territory landed in Kuwait Sunday without causing casualties, according to reports.
The 82mm round, "probably" fired from the Iraqi town of Safwan, landed at around 9:45am (0645 GMT) in Kuwaiti territory without causing casualties, Daljeet Bagga, spokesman for the UN Iraq-Kuwait Observers Mission (UNIKOM), told AFP Monday.
Bagga said UNIKOM was alerted by Kuwaiti border patrols who saw smoke rising from a "crater" on the Kuwaiti side of the border.
According to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite channel’s correspondent, the Kuwaiti authorities confirmed the incident, describing it as “serious.”
The reporter quoted unnamed Kuwaiti officials as saying that prior to the mortar attack, two Iraqi soldiers had fired Kalshinkov assault rifles at Kuwaiti border posts.
The international forces said they had officially asked Baghdad for an explanation – Albawaba.com