MANAMA, BAHRAIN, NOV. 19 -- Iran said Iraqi warplanes raided an unfinished nuclear power plant today for the second time this week, and Iraq said it bombed three tankers in Iran's waters and shot down two enemy planes.
Iraq did not confirm the latest reported attack on the plant near Iran's coastal city of Bushehr. The other attack came Tuesday.
Iran has said it moved "fissionable material" into the facility and claimed that a second attack might result in a nuclear disaster equal to the 1986 Chernobyl accident in the Soviet Union.
Nuclear experts discounted the claims.
Tehran radio said the attack came at mid-morning, but no casualties were reported. Official Iraqi news media did not mention a raid on the facility, which its aircraft have attacked several times during the war. After the attack Tuesday, Iran reported 11 people killed.
Iran said its warplanes made three attacks today on military targets near Dohuk in northern Iraq and Sharhani in the south, causing "substantial losses" of troops and equipment.
Iraq said it shot down two Iranian F5 jets, but Iran said all its aircraft returned safely.
In Dohuk, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan near the Turkish border, thousands of Iraqis shouting calls for revenge marched in a funeral procession for 10 civilians killed yesterday in an Iranian air raid on a hospital.
Iran's official news agency quoted a military spokesman as saying no such raid occurred and contending that Iraq was "paving the way for committing fresh crimes" against Iran. Journalists based in Baghdad were flown to Dohuk today and saw the hospital, which had been badly damaged by rockets.
Baghdad radio said Iraqi warplanes scored hits today on three more "large naval targets," meaning tankers, in Iranian waters. The reports raised to 19 the number of tanker attacks claimed by Iraq in 11 days. Only four have been confirmed independently by salvage officials and other sources in the gulf.
Reuter reported from Kuwait:
Foreign ministers of longtime foes Syria and Iraq will meet soon in Amman, Jordan, to prepare for talks between their leaders, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas reported. It said the talks would clinch a reconciliation begun at last week's Arab summit meeting in Amman and result in the restoration of diplomatic ties, cut in 1982.
Syria backs Iran in its war against Iraq, and Jordan and gulf Arab states see a reconciliation with Baghdad as a means of pressuring Tehran into ending the conflict.