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Iraqi Warplane Accidentally Bombs Baghdad District

An Iraqi warplane accidentally bombed a district in Baghdad, killing at least seven people.

Iraqi security spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said in a statement on July 6 that the accident was due to a "technical problem."

The incident occurred in the capital's eastern Nairiyah district.

"One of the bombs became stuck because of a technical problem, and during [the aircraft's] return to base [the bomb] fell on three houses in Baghdad," he said.

Maan said the warplane was coming back from a bombing run when the accident occurred.

The Iraqi Air Force is involved in the campaign against the Islamic State militant group that controls mainly Sunni areas in western and northwestern Iraq.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa