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April 30, 2006 -- Iraq's Defense Ministry today accused Iranian forces, fighting Kurdish rebels, of shelling its territory for the second time in 10 days.
The ministry said Iranian artillery fired more than 180 shells, which landed near the northern village of Haj Omran, about 5 kilometers inside Iraqi territory, on the border with Iran.
Iran launched similar attacks on Kurdish rebel positions in the same area on April 21.
Kurdish rebels operating from Iraqi territory have mounted several attacks on Iranian army and border posts in recent weeks.