A katyusha rocket launcher found by the Iraqi Army, is seen in a rural area in western Baghdad. REUTERS/FILE PHOTO./

 – U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel on Thursday confirmed that a U.S. citizen was killed in the Iranian rocket attack that targeted dissident sites in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Wednesday. Read full story

Patel said he could not make any further comment on the case due to privacy considerations.

Washington said on Wednesday no U.S. officials or military personnel were killed in the strike.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis; Editing by Chris Reese)

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