A UN official says 34 people were killed in an Iraqi Army raid last week on a
camp of Iranian exiles. The statement today by UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville in Geneva is
the first independent confirmation of the death toll during the raid on Camp
Ashraf on April 8.
Colville said most of the victims at the camp, located in Iraq's eastern Diyala
Province, appeared to have been shot.
The raid targeted the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran, which seeks to
overthrow Iran's clerical leaders.
Iran praised Iraq for the deadly raid.
Iraq's military initially said only three people were killed, while residents of
the camp said the toll was much higher.
compiled from agency reports
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