At least 10 killed in US Baghdad strikes-police

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BAGHDAD, Oct 21 (Reuters) US air strikes killed at least 10 people and wounded 42 early today in the northeastern Baghdad district of Sadr city, a stronghold for Shi'ite militants, police and hospital sources said.

A police source in Sadr city said a 14-year-old boy was among the dead and that the raid at dawn on Sunday left several houses, shops and cars ablaze.

A second police source gave the same toll and said the heavy strikes came after a US vehicle was targeted by a roadside bomb. He said the death toll may rise.

A health ministry source said 10 bodies and 42 wounded had been taken to Imam Ali hospital in Sadr city.

There was no immediate comment from US forces in Iraq.

REUTERS SYU BD1211

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