Six people were killed when airstrikes struck a convoy reportedly carrying commanders of Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, in northern Baghdad, local media outlets said Saturday.
The convoy was in the Taji region when it was struck, according to Al-Sumaria TV which quoted security sources.
It came shortly after U.S. airstrikes killed Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force Commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a senior commander of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi in an airstrike.
Hashd al-Shaabi dismissed the reports that the attacks killed military commanders.
Iraqi News Agency cited a statement by the Hashd al-Shaabi committee that said the airstrikes struck a health convoy.
The group did not provide specifics about the attack.