Twelve missiles have been fired at the US consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Erbil.
On Sunday, Iraqi security officials confirmed that the US consulate had been hit by missiles, while a Pentagon official said the attack was carried out from neighboring Iran.
Iraqi and US officials have differing statements on the damage caused by the missile strike.
The U.S. military says a car bomb had exploded at an Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Mosul.
According to US media, the US Consulate building is newly constructed and is currently lying vacant.
A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was unclear at this time how many missiles had been fired and how many had landed at the consulate.
According to Iraqi security officials, the attack on the consulate took place after midnight and the damage in the area is being assessed.
An Iraqi official said the ballistic missiles were fired from Iran but did not elaborate, while US officials did not confirm the design of the missiles.
Another U.S. official said the missile strike was being investigated by the Iraqi government and the regional government in the Kurdish region. The United States has condemned the attack in a statement, calling it a “grave violation of Iraq’s integrity and an expression of violence.”
A few days ago, Israel killed two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the Syrian capital, Damascus.