US soldiers kill Iraqi child: Military

U.S. soldiers "accidentally" shot and killed a child on Wednesday in Iraq's Diyala province, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

US soldiers kill Iraqi child: Military
The killing of Iraqi civilians has long put a strain on relations between Baghdad and Washington, who this week began talks on future relations and the presence of U.S. troops after the current U.N. mandate expires at the end of this year.

The soldiers fired a warning shot into a sand berm after they found a so-called "suspicious woman" who appeared to be signalling to someone".

The military said a young girl was found on the other side of the berm suffering from a gunshot wound. Soldiers treated the girl and called for emergency help but she died on the way to a military hospital.

They said the incident was under investigation but no other details about the girl or the exact location were available.

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