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Multiple US troops dead in Iraq after rocket strike

A rocket attack on a US base in Iraq killed two US service members and prompted questions of whether it was a retaliatory act by Iran.
A U.S. Army soldier from the 2nd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division gets out of his Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle after arriving at Camp Kalsu near Hillla, December 5, 2011. The brigade arrived from Taji, which is 20 miles (32 km) north of Baghdad on route to withdrawal from Iraq. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton   (IRAQ - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT) - GM1E7C60FJF01

Two Americans and one British servicemember were killed in a rocket attack on Iraq’s Camp Taji base, just north of Baghdad, a security source confirmed to Al-Monitor. One American contractor was among the dead in the attack that took place at around 8 p.m. local time March 11, the source said.

US forces in Iraq quickly located a truck that had the capability to fire 36 Katyushas near the base. Pictures of vehicles carrying the Soviet-era rocket artillery system surfaced on Twitter in the hours after the attack.

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