US forces bomb and wound 6 Iraqi civilians

U.S. and Iraqi forces raided the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City on Sunday, bombing four houses and wounding six civilians, Iraqi police said.

US forces bomb and wound 6 Iraqi civilians
U.S. and Iraqi forces raided the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City on Sunday, bombing four houses and wounding six civilians, Iraqi police said.

The US attack began early in the morning, when U.S. forces backed by Iraqi troops began searching houses in the area, a stronghold of Muqtada al-Sadr.

Aircraft flew over the neighborhood during the raid and carried out airstrikes on four houses, reducing one to a pile of bricks and rubble, police and witnesses said. The occupants of the destroyed house had apparently fled before the raid. Several cars were also charred and badly damaged.

The raid injured at least six civilians, authorities said.

U.S. military spokesmen had no immediate comment. U.S.-led forces have routinely carried out raids searching for houses since Feb. 14.
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