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

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  • 12 others injured by fusillade of Katyusha rockets
  • Soon after, airstrikes reported on base used by Iran-backed militia

Two Americans and a British soldier are reported to have been killed and 12 others injured by a rocket attack on a coalition base in Iraq, according to US defence officials.

Within hours airstrikes 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 the countries close to war in January.

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

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