US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq rocket attack

US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq rocket attack
FILE PHOTO - U.S. officials say U.S. troops were killed and a number were injured in a rocket attack in Iraq. (Source: AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, file)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say three service members were killed, including two Americans, and a dozen were injured when a barrage of rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq.

The U.S. military says that about 18 rockets struck Camp Taji and that Iraqi Security Forces found a rocket-rigged truck a few miles from the base.

Camp Taji, located just north of Baghdad, has been used as a training base for a number of years. There are as many as 6,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, training and advising Iraqi forces and conducting counterterror missions.

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