Thursday, August 28, 2003


AP via the UK Independent here:

A British soldier was killed and a second injured when their convoy was caught between two crowds and fired on with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in southern Iraq, the British military reported Thursday.

He said the soldiers met a crowd of about 30 people who formed a roadblock. Soldiers moved around the crowd, only to be stopped by a second crowd blocking the road near Fort Jennings.

Commander Walters said the the soldiers got down from their vehicles, fired two warning shots trying to disperse the groups when the Iraqi's opened fire with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, killing one soldier and wounding the second in the hand.

Gee, if the Iraqis have figured out there's safety in numbers, security may turn out to be a problem....

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