U.S. Military Says Iraqi Girl Killed In US Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. military says a 12-year-old girl was killed when American soldiers fired at a vehicle speeding toward them and Iraqi police near the northern city of Mosul.

The military says Americans fired two warning shots when the vehicle ignored signals for it to stop near the Hurriyah Iraqi police station.

The military says the girl was standing about 100 yards (meters) behind the vehicle and was struck by a round.

The military confirmed the details in response to a query by The Associated Press.

It says Monday's shooting is under investigation.

Iraqi police say the girl was shot while in a car with her father near an American base.

Insurgents remain active in Mosul and surrounding areas despite numerous military operations.

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