Iraq: Mortar attack on Iranian dissident camp kills several refugees

Posted on September 1, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Expatriates Injured, Expatriates Killed, Middle East

Al Jazeera reports that several people were killed in a mortar attack at an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq early Sunday morning, according to security and Iraqi government sources. Accounts differ about how many people died, and it was not immediately clear who fired the mortars. The Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran said members of its Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) affiliate died early Sunday in a raid early that it blamed on Iraqi security forces. Spokesman Shahin Gobadi says as many as 34 were killed. Read article

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