A U.S. air strike killed several members of a family in the oil refining town of Baiji in northern Iraq, Iraqi security forces said on Tuesday.
The U.S. military, responding to an inquiry, said aircraft had targeted a house after three men suspected of planting a roadside bomb were seen entering the building late on Monday.
The military statement made no mention of casualties and said Iraqi police had handled the scene after the attack.
Local people at the scene of the blast said seven bodies were recovered from the rubble, including at least two children.
A police official in the regional capital Tikrit said six people were killed and three wounded, although an official at the Joint Coordination Centre, which liaises between U.S. and Iraqi forces in Salahaddin province, said 14 died. - Reuters
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Kill them there so we don't have to kill them here
even if they are children...all in the name of democracy...