50 Iraqis killed in Baghdad raid: Reports

Published on Mar 29, 2003 12:05 AM IST

Arabic TV channnels said that more than 50 Iraqis had been killed in what they said was an air raid on a marketplace in Baghdad on Friday.

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PTI | ByReuters, Kuwait

Arabic-language television stations said that more than 50 Iraqis had been killed in what they said was an air raid on a marketplace in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday.

Al-Jazeera's correspondent said 51 Iraqis had been killed and 49 injured in the market in the Shula neighbourhood of Baghdad. "An Iraqi official told us that the search is still going on for those trapped under the rubble," he said and showed pictures of bodies, including those of two children.

Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television reported 52 dead and showed pictures of injured at a hospital. Iraqi government officials were not immediately available for comment.

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