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Controversy Over US Airstrike in Northern Iraq


Iraqi police say a U.S. airstrike on a home in northern Iraq late Monday killed a number of people from the same family, but there are conflicting reports about the incident.

Residents in the town of Bayji say at least seven bodies were pulled from the rubble. Locals say there may be several more people inside.

U.S. military officials have not commented on the Iraqi police report. But the military issued a statement saying three men who were observed planting roadside bombs in Bayji later went to a nearby building, which was fired on by U.S. aircraft using precision-guided munitions.

Separately, Iraq's election commission and international observers are now in Baghdad to review fraud allegations from last month's parliamentary vote. Final election results are not expected until after the visiting experts complete their work.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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