US troops kill five of Iraqi family
The soldiers started shooting at us from all over. I slowed down and pulled off the road, but they continued firing,” he told reporters.
“I saw my family killed, one after the other, and then the car caught fire. I dragged their bodies out.”
Two men and three children, aged one, two and three, were killed, and two women and a child were wounded, Iraqi police said.
FIVE members of the same Iraqi family, three of them children under the age of 4, were shot dead yesterday when US troops opened fire on their minivan outside a military base, fearing a suicide car bomb attack.
The family were returning from a funeral in Balad to nearby Baquba, north of Baghdad, when they came across a patrol of US military vehicles forming a roadblock near the base.
.The soldiers started shooting at us from all over,. Ahmed Kamel al-Sawamara, 22, the driver, said at the hospital where the dead and three wounded were taken. .I slowed down and pulled off the road, but they continued firing. I saw my family killed, one after the other, and then the car caught fire. I dragged their bodies out..