Family killed by US Army in Iraq

Other News Materials 5 February 2008 12:23 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - US troops killed three members of the same family Tuesday and wounded another during a raid on their home in a town near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, police said.

The troops raided a house in the town of Durra in the early hours of Tuesday and shot dead three members of a family - the father, mother and a son - and wounded the daughter, police sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

The girl was taken to a US base for treatment.

The incident comes three days after the US military admitted accidentally killing nine Iraqi civilians, including a child, during operations south of Baghdad.