U.S. troops shot dead a couple and wounded their eight-year-old daughter during an early morning raid on their house in northern Iraq on Saturday, a senior Iraqi police officer said.
Major-General Turhan Abdul Rahman, deputy chief commander of police in Kirkuk province, said U.S. forces stormed the house of Dhiya Hussein, a former officer in the Iraqi army under Saddam Hussein, in Hawija, 210 km (130 km) north of Baghdad.
A U.S. military spokesman confirmed that a man and a woman had been killed and a child wounded in the raid, but gave no further details.
The spokesman said the killing took place during a "joint operation with Iraqi forces". But the Iraqi police general denied that, saying no Iraqi troops were present at the raid.
U.S. forces have the control of Kirkuk.
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