BAGHDAD: Six members of a family were killed yesterday when a US jet destroyed their house in Iraq.Four children, aged between four and 11, were among the dead in the attack near the northern town of Tikrit, Iraqi police said. However, the US military made no mention of the civilian deaths and said the house was attacked after troops took small arms fire.
In other violence, a roadside bomb killed three American soldiers and an interpreter north of Baghdad. The deaths brought the number of US troops killed in Iraq this week to seven.
US soldiers in Baghdad killed three gunmen who fired at an American convoy that had stopped along the side of the road west of the city's airport. A car bomb killed three people and wounded seven in Baghdad's Karradah district, police said.
A bomb ripped through a bus near the shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, killing two and wounding four others. The blast occurred when the bus stopped at a checkpoint near the shrine.
Fourteen Shi'ite gunmen were arrested after fighting south of the capital. The clashes broke out near Nassiriyah, 320km south of Baghdad, as Iraqi forces were conducting house-to-house searches for Shi'ite militants.