Iraqi military officers in (the city of) Fallujah say there is no sign any insurgents were in a house flattened during a U.S. attack that reportedly killed at least 20 civilians.
The Iraqi officers say (Sunday) women and children were among those killed, but an investigation produced no evidence foreign insurgents had used the house.
U.S. General Mark Kimmitt said U.S. forces had intelligence that members of militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist network were in the house at the time of the attack (Saturday).
Elsewhere, an Iraqi official says (Azzedine al-Bayati) a city councilman in Tikrit was killed by unidentified gunmen.
In the south, an Iraq official one of two pipelines destroyed in attacks last week has been repaired and limited export of oil will resume today.
Information for this report is provided bu AP, AFP and Reuters.