Police said three of the victims were a 13-year-old boy and his parents who were shot dead when U.S. soldiers entered their house in the Sunni town of Duluiya, about 90 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad. "A patrol of U.S. forces was attacked by gunmen using rocket propelled grenades," Duluiya police said.
They said three of the victims were young men, but it was not immediately clear whether they were militants or civilians. Six people were also wounded in the fighting and seven detained for questioning. The U.S. military said it was checking the report.
A Reuters reporter in the town said there was heavy gunfire and the sound of explosions from 2 a.m. until 4 a.m. When the fighting died down, residents emerged from their homes as U.S. troops backed by armored fighting vehicles occupied the town. The reporter said at least three houses had been damaged in the fighting.Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16