6 die in rocket attack on Iranian camp
Rockets and mortar rounds struck a refugee camp for Irani- an exiles next to Baghdad’s international airport before dawn Saturday, killing six people and wounding about 40, police and U.N. officials said.
The Iraqi government said it had launched an investigation but noted there was little it can do to shield the camp, which is home to about 3,100 people, from rocket attacks. It asked the international community to speed up resettlement of the refugees.
The camp houses members of Mujaheddin-e Khalq, the militant wing of a Paris-based Iranian opposition group. Iraq’s Shiite-led pro-Iranian government considers it a terrorist group.
The refugee camp, located at a former U.S. military base, is meant to be a way station while the United Nations finds host countries for the refugees.