Iran dissidents 'killed in Iraq missile attack'

December 27, 2013 11:19 AM

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Iran dissidents 'killed in Iraq missile attack'

A rocket attack has killed three members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq, the group and its parent organisation say.

They say a number of people from the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) group were injured at Camp Liberty in Baghdad.

MEK members fought with Iraq against Iran in the 1980s, but have since fallen out with the current Iraqi government.

In an emailed message, the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the MEK's parent group, said dozens of missiles hit the camp on Thursday evening.

It said two residents were killed and a third later died in hospital of his wounds.

The Iraqi authorities have made no public comments on the report. However, one security official was quoted by the Associated Press as saying four rockets hit the camp, injuring two people.

In September, the MEK accused Iraqi forces of attacking Camp Ashraf north-east of Baghdad and killing 52 of the group's members.

In recent years, Baghdad has been trying to dismantle MEK camps and eject the group.

The group was removed from the US state department's list of terrorist organisations last year.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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