Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Five U.S. soldiers die after being attacked with missiles military base in Iraq

Five U.S. soldiers were killed and five others are injured by a rocket attack on Camp Victory, a large U.S. military base outside Baghdad. The U.S. military provided no further details at this time. Coinciding with this event, at least 13 people were killed and 19 others were injured by a suicide bomber detonated the charge in his car in the city of Tikrit, the birthplace of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

This attack is the second largest in the last three days in this locality. Among the dead was an army officer, police sources said, adding that several police and soldiers were among the wounded, according to Efe. The attack took place exactly at the entrance of the complex of palaces of the Sunni city located 150 kilometers north of Baghdad.

Following the incident, security forces declared a curfew in Tikrit for fear of more attacks occur.

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