The Department of State said that the shelling causes “serious concern.”

The United States does not believe that the target of the rocket attack on the Iraqi Erbil area was the building of the American Consulate General under construction in this city. This was stated on Sunday by First Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

“We don’t think the consulate was the target of this missile attack. We are glad that our facilities are intact,” she said on Fox News. According to Sherman, the shelling causes “serious concern.”

On Sunday night, Iraqi Erbil was shelled. According to the information received, several missiles exploded near the building of the U.S. Consulate General under construction. The damage was caused to the office of the Kurdistan-24 TV channel. There were no casualties; one local resident was slightly injured.

A number of Arab media reported that the missiles could hit the locations of the Israeli intelligence “Mossad”, but the authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan denied the information that there are similar facilities on the territory of Erbil. Later, it was reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, elite units of the Iranian Armed Forces) allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack in response to “recent Israeli crimes.”