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US airstrike kills at least 8 people in Baghdad

American troops came under heavy enemy fire during a raid targeting Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2007 12:25 IST
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A US airstrike killed eight suspected terrorists and destroyed a building south of Baghdad, the US military said on Friday.

The attack occurred on Thursday night in Arab Jabour, a mostly Sunni Muslim suburb south of Baghdad.

American troops came under "heavy enemy fire during a raid targeting Al-Qaeda in Iraq and foreign fighter facilitators," the US military said in a statement.

Coalition aircraft swooped in, dropping precision bombs on a building where eight suspects had barricaded themselves, the statement said.

All eight were killed. No US forces or Iraqi civilians were injured in the attack, the military said.

First Published: Feb 09, 2007 12:25 IST