21 prisoners killed in mortar attack on Baghdad jail
A barrage of 18 mortars hit a Baghdad jail Tuesday, killing 21 prisoners, the U.S. military said.
Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said the mortar strike hit the Baghdad Confinement Facility run by the U.S.-led occupation. He told a news conference that initial reports said all the casualties were prisoners.
He said he did not know if the prisoners were suspected criminals or "security detainees," Iraqis detained on suspicion of involvement in anti-U.S. attacks. (Albawaba.com)
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