Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Report: U.S. gunship attacks primary school, killing children

Above: An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. No details were available on the type of helicopter involved. VOI said today that at least 7 were killed and 3 wounded in the reported attack.

An attack by a US helicopter against suspected insurgents in Iraq has killed a number of children at a primary school, Iraqi security sources say.

The attack took place in Diyala province north-east of Baghdad, the sources say.

A spokesman for the US military said there had been helicopter activity in the area but he was not able to confirm any other details.

The school is in the village of al-Nedawat close to the Iranian border.

Read the rest at the BBC