US air raid kills eight in Baghdad - medics

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BAGHDAD, Sep 28 (Reuters) A US air raid in southern Baghdad early today killed at least eight people and wounded four, medical and police sources said.

A police source said two US helicopters targeted a building in the Al Saha neighbourhood, a religiously-mixed area in Doura district in southern Baghdad.

A medical source at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad said eight bodies had been brought in from that area along with four people with serious injuries. The police put the death toll at 10.

A US military spokesman had no immediate comment.

The US military yesterday said it was investigating an air strike in southern Iraq this week which local police said killed five women and four children.

REUTERS SS AS1729

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