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UN Rights Chief Seeks Probe Into Iranian Exiles' Camp Raid

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay today called for an independent inquiry into the Iraqi military's raid at an Iranian exiles' camp which left at least 34 people dead.

Camp Ashraf is home to the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, which seeks to overthrow Iran's clerical leaders.

Pillay said there is "no possible excuse for this number of casualties."

Iraq's military initially said only three people were killed in the raid.

The Iraqi government has denied its military was behind the killings, and has accused guards at the Iranian exile camp of being responsible.

compiled from agency reports