Thursday, May 22, 2008

US strike 'kills Iraqi civilians'


Eight civilians have been killed in a strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

Two children were among those who died in the air attack on Wednesday evening near the town of Baiji, they said.

Baiji's police chief told Reuters news agency the incident risked heightening tensions between US forces and Iraqis, and undermining security improvements.

The US military said an incident resulting in civilian deaths was under investigation.

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