Middle East News
US air attack kills eight electricity workers in Iraq - report

Aug 11, 2007, 10:23 GMT

Baghdad - At least eight Iraqi electricity workers were killed and two others were wounded when a US aircraft fired at their vehicle, local news reports said Saturday.

According to the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI), an Iraqi police source said that the workers were installing electricity wires and cables in a power station when their vehicle was hit by a US rocket.

The attack reportedly occurred in the southern neighborhood of al-Jalisiya in Samarra, capital of the Salah al-Din province, 100 kilometres north of Baghdad.

The US military could not be reached for comment.
2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur


US air attack kills eight electricity workers in Iraq

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