Rocket attack on MKO camp in Iraq kills two

Two members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have been killed in a rocket attack on Camp Liberty in western Baghdad, an Iraqi police officer says.

Quoting a police officer at Baghdad airport on Saturday, Reuters reported that at least two MKO members were killed and more than 17 wounded after around five mortars hit inside and near Camp Liberty.

Earlier on Saturday a UN spokeswoman also confirmed the attack on Camp Liberty in an interview with AFP.

"I can confirm that there was a deadly attack… We don't have the figures but yes, people were killed and injured,” Eliana Nabaa said.

In another attack on Camp Liberty near the Iraqi capital on February 9, at least seven members of the MKO were killed and more than 50 others were wounded.

Earlier this year, the Iraqi government transferred the fifth group of MKO terrorists from Camp New Iraq, formerly known as Camp Ashraf and situated about 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of the border with Iran, to Camp Liberty.

The MKO fled to Iraq in 1986, where it enjoyed the support of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein, and set up its camp near the Iranian border.

The US-backed group is also known to have cooperated with Saddam Hussein in suppressing the 1991 uprisings in southern Iraq and carrying out the massacre of Iraqi Kurds.

The MKO has carried out numerous acts of violence against Iranian civilians and government officials.