5 US troops killed by rocket, Iraq officials say
Sunday, June 5, 2011
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi security officials say that a rocket attack has killed five American troops in Iraq.
Two Iraqi security officials say a barrage of at least three rockets hit an Iraqi base in eastern Baghdad on Monday morning and killed the five American troops.
Earlier, the U.S. military said in a brief statement that five troops were killed but gave no additional details about where the incident occurred or how they died.
The Iraqi officials say the Americans were staying on the Iraqi base as advisers and the rockets hit near their living quarters.
The Iraqi officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.