Rocket attack on Iraq base leaves two Americans and one UK soldier dead

  • 11 others injured by fusillade of Katyusha rockets
  • Trump responded to previous attack by killing Iranian general

Two Americans and a British soldier are reported to have been killed and 11 others injured, by a rocket attack on a coalition base in Iraq, according to US defence officials.

Within hours air strikes were reported on an area of the Iraqi-Syrian border used as a base by an Iran-backed militia, raising fears of a fresh round of US-Iranian escalation that brought both countries close to war in January.

Related: Iran missile strike: 50 US troops now diagnosed with brain injuries

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