One Brit and two Americans killed after rocket strike at Iraqi base

One British national and two Americans have been killed in shellfire in Iraq.

Three people have been killed, including two US soldiers and at least 10 wounded in a rocket attack in Taji, Iraq, US officials said.

Reuters report two Americans and one British soldiers are believed to have been killed.

The personnel are believed to have been killed when 15 small rockets hit Iraq's Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, two US officials told Reuters citing preliminary information.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that about a dozen coalition personnel had also been injured in the attack. They stressed that this was initial information and could change.

The incident happened near the Taji military base which houses US-led coalition troops around 7.50pm local time, according to a Fox News reporter.

National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin tweeted: "Two Americans and 1 Brit were killed when 15 Katyusha rockets landed at Taji Base in Iraq at about 7:52 pm local time today.

She added: "'ISIS doesn't have this capability', I am told by a US military source.

"The US military is still treating the wounded right now, which number more than 11".

An MoD spokesman said the British Government is aware of "an incident" having taken place, however he cannot confirm their are any casualties at this stage.

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A further update is expected in due course.

Iraqi officials earlier reported there were no casualties.

Ten rockets fell inside Iraq's Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, with no casualties reported at the time, an Iraqi military statement said.

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