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10 rockets strike American-Iraqi base, 2 injured

The US military says a barrage of rockets has struck a joint American-Iraqi base south of Baghdad, injuring at least two people and damaging equipment.

world Updated: Feb 13, 2010 18:06 IST

The US military says a barrage of rockets has struck a joint American-Iraqi base south of Baghdad, injuring at least two people and damaging equipment.

The military says about 10 rockets struck Camp Sparrowhawk, near the town of Amarrah. It says the attack began early Saturday morning.

The rocket attack is the first major strike against a US base in months, and it comes a day after an Iraqi-US raid searching for weapons smugglers at a nearby village left at least five people dead.

Maj. Myles Caggins, a military spokesman, says the rockets have injured two Iraqi soldiers. He also says there was minor damage to equipment.