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Iraq: Iraqi warplane bombs Baghdad by mistake, at least 7 killed *GRAPHIC*01:15

Iraq: Iraqi warplane bombs Baghdad by mistake, at least 7 killed *GRAPHIC*

Iraq, Baghdad
July 6, 2015 at 03:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least seven people were killed and 11 injured after an Iraqi warplane accidentally bombed homes in the eastern district of Baghdad on Monday, following a technical problem.

The Sukhoi Su-25 jet destroyed several homes in Baghdad's Jadida neighbourhood after a bomb which failed to detach from the plane during an airstrike against Islamic State militants fell as the jet was returning to the nearby Rasheed airbase.

One young baby was confirmed dead at the scene of the tragedy. Locals and emergency services continue to help clear the rubble and search for potential survivors.

Iraq: Iraqi warplane bombs Baghdad by mistake, at least 7 killed *GRAPHIC*01:15
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At least seven people were killed and 11 injured after an Iraqi warplane accidentally bombed homes in the eastern district of Baghdad on Monday, following a technical problem.

The Sukhoi Su-25 jet destroyed several homes in Baghdad's Jadida neighbourhood after a bomb which failed to detach from the plane during an airstrike against Islamic State militants fell as the jet was returning to the nearby Rasheed airbase.

One young baby was confirmed dead at the scene of the tragedy. Locals and emergency services continue to help clear the rubble and search for potential survivors.

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