Fallujah: U.S. attacks kill 15; At least one killed in Baghdad rocket blast
U.S. aircraft carried out a third set of air strikes on Fallujah, reportedly targeting a meeting of suspected loyal activist to Abu Musab al Zarqawi.
The "precision strike" late on Saturday night was aimed at around 10 "militants" meeting in the city center to plan operations, the U.S. military said.
Eight people were killed and 17 wounded in the attack, a doctor at a nearby hospital, said.
"Multiple secondary explosions following the strike indicate the site was used by terrorists to store explosives and weapons," a statement from the military said, cited by Reuters.
It was the third set of "precision strikes" in 24 hours, with two bombing raids on Saturday killing seven people and wounding 13, among them women and children, doctors said.
Meanwhile, a rocket hit a Baghdad neighborhood on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring eight, hospital officials and witnesses said. The rocket hit a side street in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood, witnesses said.
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