Four American troops wounded in attacks as residents in Basra protest in streets
At least four American soldiers wounded Saturday in Iraq. Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade on patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk were fired on with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms early Saturday, said Lt. Col. Bill McDonald, spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division operating in the area.
Two soldiers were wounded in the blast and were in stable condition, McDonald said, according to AP.
Also Saturday, soldiers west of Kirkuk opened fire on a car that ran a military checkpoint, wounding two Iraqis, McDonald said.
In south-central Baghdad, two US soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb attack on their armored Humvee vehicle, said Maj. Todd Mercer of the 82nd Airborne Division.
In the southern city of Basra, which is controlled by British troops, some 1,000 residents protested in the streets over the lack of power, water and gas.
Witnesses said that three British soldiers were injured by stones, but a British military spokesman denied any soldiers were hurt. (Albawaba.com)
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