Iraqi bomber killed, three US troops wounded in explosion attack as efforts continue regarding constitution
American troops opened fire on a truck packed with explosives Saturday, killing the driver, and three of them were injured when the truck crashed on a bridge and exploded.
The apparent vehicle-bomb attack was in Habaniyah, west of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, Shiite members of Iraq's Governing Council conferred with the country's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, to resolve a dispute that delayed the signing of an interim constitution.
Al-Sistani rejected two clauses in the interim charter - one that would have given Iraq's Kurds the power to scuttle a permanent charter and another that would have provided for a single president instead of a rotating leadership.
The dispute is expected to be resolved by Monday.
© 2004 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)