US general: Iranian supplied rocket used to recently against troops

September 13, 2007 12:17

A fatal attack launched two days ago against the headquarters garrison of the American military in Iraq was carried out using a 240 mm rocket, a type of weapon provided to Shi'ite extremists by Iran, a US general said Thursday. One person was killed and a dozen were wounded during the "indirect fire" attack Tuesday against Camp Victory, which includes the headquarters of Multinational Forces-Iraq. Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner said the rocket was launched from a populated area in the Rasheed District of west Baghdad, which he said was infiltrated by the Mahdi Army militia of anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Bergner said the rocket was a type of weapon which Shi'ite groups "have received from Iranian sources in the past and used against coalition forces."

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