Saturday, May 3, 2008

U.S. Airstrike In Bagdad Injures Women and Children

Iraq hospital 'damaged by US raid'

Al Jezeera Saturday May 3, 2008

At least 28 people have been wounded after a hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City district, a stronghold of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, was damaged in what witnesses described as a US air strike.

A medic at the al-Sadr hospital said women and children were among the wounded in the raid, which an Iraqi security official said took place at around 10am local time (0700 GMT) on Saturday. The US military confirmed the attack but said it targeted "known criminal elements". [AFP]

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