US troops kill Iraqi couple, wound 8-year old daughter

U.S. troops shot dead a couple and wounded their eight-year-old daughter on their house in northern Iraq on Saturday, a senior Iraqi police officer said.

US troops kill Iraqi couple, wound 8-year old daughter
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.


Reuters
Last Mod: 25 Ocak 2009, 19:48
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