UK: Rocket Attack On British Base In Iraq Kills 1

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense says a rocket attack on the British base at Basra Airport in southern Iraq has killed one person.

The ministry spokesman would only identify the fatality as a "foreign civilian" and say that the British military is investigating Monday's attack.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military policy.

Britain has about 4,000 soldiers at its base near Basra, and withdrew from the southern city in late 2007.

Britain is due to pull most of its remaining forces from Iraq by July.


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