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US air strike hits Sadr city hospital

Latest update : 2008-05-03

A hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City, a Shia stronghold, has been damaged in a US air strike, wounding at least five people, witnesses said.

A hospital in the Iraqi capital's Sadr City, a Shiite militia stronghold, was damaged in a US air strike on Saturday, wounding around 20 people, medics and witnesses said.
  
A medic at the Al-Sadr hospital which was hit said women and children were among the 20 wounded in the strike, which a security official said took place at around 10:00 am (0700 GMT).
  
Witnesses said the target of the strike, in which US forces dropped several missiles, was a small house adjacent to Al-Sadr hospital and used as a rest area by Shiite pilgrims.
  
The impact of the strike damaged more than a dozen ambulances belonging to the hospital, one of the three main medical facilities in the district, and also shattered windows of the building, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Date created : 2008-05-03

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