Monday, June 12, 2006

U.S. guns down seven Iraqi insurgents--kills two Iraqi children as well


BAGHDAD, June 12 (UPI) -- Two Iraqi children were killed in an exchange of gunfire Monday between U.S. forces and al-Qaida insurgents that also killed seven suspects.

A U.S. military statement said the raid on a building in Baquba wounded three insurgents and two others were arrested on charges of helping al-Qaida bring in foreign fighters.

The statement said ground troops came under machine gun fire on approach, and air support was called, which "immediately suppressed the enemy fire."

**that would mean "they killed everybody" to the rest of us.**

Troops recovered a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, five rockets, nine AK-47 assault rifles and 20 loaded ammunition magazines.

The wounded suspects were taken to a nearby military medical center, and no U.S. casualties were reported.

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