British bases in Iraq attacked with no casualty 2007-01-01 21:32:28

   BAGHDAD, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Multinational Forces in southern Iraq confirmed on Monday that British bases in Basra were attacked overnight and this morning, without reports of casualties.

   Media reports quoted the forces' spokesman Captain Tane Dunlop as saying that the British military base in Basra Airport was hit by eight Katyushas last night while the one in al-Shweiba was attacked by two this morning.

   Meanwhile, the British base in central Basra in the area housing presidential palaces was also hit by rockets at night and the one in Shat al-Arab Hotel was slammed by two mortars this morning, said the spokesman.

   No one was reportedly harmed and there was no word of damage at any of the four sites, he added.

   Iraq has witnessed insurgent attacks against the U.S. and Iraqi government forces after the Saturday execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

   A local police source told Xinhua on Monday that three Iraqi soldiers have been killed in clashes with insurgents in Fallujah, 50 km west of Baghdad.

   "Fierce clashes broke out Sunday afternoon in al-Askari neighborhood in Fallujah when insurgents attacked an Iraqi army headquarter, killing three soldiers and wounding two others," the source said on condition of anonymity, adding the attack also damaged the headquarter building.

Editor: Yao Runping
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