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US forces kill 30 in Baquba

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur

23/03/08 "dpa" -- - Baghdad - US forces have killed 30 persons in the northern city of Baquba, including at least 15 people of one family, in separate incidents, Iraqi officials and media reports said.

In one incident, US helicopters attacked four residential houses in the Dhalka area of the city, killing 15 people of a single family, Iraqi officials told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. Two further people were wounded in the attack.

Meanwhile security sources told Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency that US forces killed 15 militants of the al-Qaeda terrorist network in the Nahr al-Sabah area of Baquba, located 60 kilometres north of Baghdad.

The US military forces were not available to comment on the reports, VOI said.

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