A rocket attack killed a five-year old child and wounded his two brothers and father Friday (August 5th) in Baghdad's al-Dora neighbourhood, officials said.
According to Capt. Ibrahim Sarhan al-Taey of al-Dora police station, the rocket missed its target -- an Iraqi army base -- and instead fell on a house at the middle of the neighbourhood, killing the child and destroying large sections of the house.
"Initial investigations confirm that terrorist militias are involved in the attack," al-Taey added. "However, so far, we haven't identified the place from which the rocket was launched."
Al-Taey confirmed that investigations to identify the perpetrators were still underway. "They will be arrested and brought to justice as soon as possible."
Also in Baghdad on Friday, seven Iraqis were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on a secondary road at in mid-town in Abu Ghraib.
Maj. Abd Ali Mekhelef of Abu Ghraib police said the explosion targeted members of al-Sahwa council, adding that the IED was detonated using a remote control device.
Three al-Sahwa members and an Iraqi policeman standing nearby were wounded in the attack.