(dpa) - At least three civilians were killed during a US air raid targeting a western part of Tikrit in northern Iraq, police sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
People had told police they had heard air strikes and explosions hitting areas near their houses, sources said. When police came, three men were found dead.
Areas nearby had been witnessing intensified US air raids since the late hours of Monday and lasted through early Tuesday.
In another development, four police officers and a child were injured in Karbala, south of Baghdad, when a bomb went off near a downtown hospital, Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency said.