U.S. soldier killed in grenade blast in Baghdad as Bremer expects intensified attacks
A U.S. military policeman was killed in a grenade attack some 65 kilometers south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday. The policeman was killed Sunday night. His death brings to 151 the number of American troops killed since May 1, when President Bush declared an end to major combat.
Meanwhile, the US civil administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer has predicted that attacks to obstruct reconstruction efforts will intensify in the near future as many foreign fighters have infiltrated into the occupied country.
Bremer stressed in an interview published Monday in Britain's The Times newspaper that U.S.-led forces would not be driven out of Iraq by these attacks.
"We're going to have increased attacks and increased terrorism because the terrorist can see the reconstruction dynamic is moving in our direction," said Bremer, adding the foreign fighters were from Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
"It will be more of a problem in the months ahead unless the intelligence gets better," Bremer noted. (Albawaba.com)
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