Two US troops killed as many Iraqis protest against interim constitution
A bomb blast killed two American troops in Iraq, the military said Friday. The soldiers died Thursday when their Humvee hit a homemade bomb northeast of Habbiniyah in the Sunni Triangle.
A third soldier was injured and hospitalized in stable condition, The AP reported.
Meanwhile in Baghdad, thousands of Iraqis protested against a new interim constitution, while their religious leaders refrained from calling for a mass rebellion.
"No, no to the basic law," the crowd chanted, waving banners that read: "We do not want an American constitution".
For their part, Shiite clerics at weekly prayers also denounced the constitution, which was signed earlier this week.
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