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Two Americans, British national killed in Iraq rocket attack: reports

The Pentagon launched airstrikes Thursday targeting an Iranian-backed Shia militia group believed to be responsible for a rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops stationed at a base north of Baghdad.

Multiple U.S. strikes targeted a Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq, the Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because operations were ongoing. The strikes were joint operation with the British, the official said. 

Two Americans and a British national were killed in a rocket attack on Wednesday at the Iraqi base, where U.S. military personnel are housed. 

A U.S. military spokesperson in Iraq confirmed three military coalition personnel died in the assault late Wednesday and that more than 15 small rockets hit Iraq’s Camp Taji base. In a statement, Army Col. Myles Caggins did not provide further details but the Associated Press and other outlets reported that the attack killed a U.S. soldier, a U.S. contractor and a member of Britain’s armed forces.

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