US airstrike kills Iraqi judge: Police

A U.S. airstrike killed five Iraqi civilians including a judge in the northern town of Tikrit on Wednesday, Iraqi police said.

US airstrike kills Iraqi judge: Police
U.S. forces acknowledged that civilians had been struck during strikes from fixed-wing aircraft.

"Preliminary assessment indicates that several civilians were injured or killed during the gunbattle," it said.

Iraqi police said five civilians were killed and 10 wounded in the air strike. The dead included Munaf Mehdi, a judge in the town.

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