updated 9/19/2008 7:23:48 AM ET 2008-09-19T11:23:48

The U.S. military says seven Iraqis have been killed in a raid by American troops backed by attack aircraft targeting al-Qaida in Iraq.

A military statement says those killed Friday in the Sunni town of Adwar include four suspected insurgents and three women. It says a child has been pulled from the rubble and is being treated at a nearby U.S. base.

The military says the U.S. troops were targeting a man believed to be the leader of a bombing network in an area north of Baghdad.

It says ground forces killed the main suspect and called in an airstrike that killed three additional suspected insurgents along with three women.

Iraqi officials and neighbors say the family had no connection to the insurgency.

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