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Three U.S. troops wounded in renewed rocket attacks on Iraq's Taji base

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Three US troops wounded in rocket attack in IraqThree American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals.

Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said 33 Katyusha rockets were launched near a section of the Taji base which houses U.S.-led coalition troops. It said the military found seven rocket launchers and 24 unused rockets in the nearby Abu Izam area.

The Iraqi military said several Iraqi air defense servicemen were critically wounded. One U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said three American troops were wounded but did not comment on the severity of their injuries.

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