Six Iraqis were killed and 30 wounded, including women and children, Monday in a US airstrike in the city of Doualiya in Salah Eddin province, an Iraqi security source said.
The source, speaking from provincial capital Tikrit, said a US helicopter had fired into some Iraqis who were guarding their houses at dawn, the source added.
The source said the victims had been holding weapons to protect themselves from the gunmen frequently raiding Doualiya located 100 kilometres of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Meanwhile, Tikrit public hospital on Monday received the bodies of five Iraqi soldiers who had been abducted in Sharqat, 280 kilometres north of Baghdad on Sunday, a police source said.
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