Arabic media report dozens injured in attack attributed to the US

At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured early Tuesday in the town of Jufr al-Nasr, some 40 miles southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, in alleged airstrikes in the area.

Early Arabic reports suggested that the air raid was carried out by the United States, but US Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said that "Explosions reported earlier today... were not the result of US military action."

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According to the Iranian-owned, Arabic channel Al-Alam, at least three explosions rocked the area, formerly known as Jufr al-Sakhar, targeting sites belonged to the Iraqi army.

Witnesses saw American drones flying over al-Qaim, near the Syrian border, the report by Al-Alam added.

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin reported that a security official denied any American strike near Baghdad. Read more at i24