Belfast Telegraph - Qassim Abdul-Zahra

Kuwait has suspended flights to Iraq for a week from Sunday, citing security fears after a rocket attack targeted Baghdad international airport.

Iraqi authorities, meanwhile, announced that an attacker has been apprehended.

Kuwait Airways, the country’s main carrier, said in a statement on Saturday that flights to Iraq are being temporarily suspended based on instructions from the Kuwaiti Civil Aviation Authority due to “current conditions”.

Six rockets struck Baghdad airport last week, damaging two commercial planes belonging to Iraqi Airways, the main national airline.

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