Iraqi police clash with demonstrators in Baghdad as another US soldier dies
Iraqi police opened fire in downtown Baghdad Wednesday morning after unemployed demonstrators stormed a police station and threw stones at officers, a policeman said. At least one demonstrator was injured in the shooting, The AP reoprted.
When the shooting stopped about 30 minutes later, fist fights broke out between some demonstrators and police. The protesters said they had been promised police jobs in July, but the positions had not been given out. They charged that police were demanding bribes in return for hiring them.
Several police officers were wounded and the demonstrators set two cars on fire.
Some 45 minutes after the shooting broke out, American soldiers arrived at the scene of the violence.
Elsewhere, a U.S. soldier was killed Tuesday, probably as a result of "friendly fire", at a base located north of the capital of Baghdad, according to the U.S. military Wednesday. (Albawaba.com)
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