US soldier wounded in attack; Iraqi constitution committee: US deadline impossible to meet
One US soldier was slightly injured Tuesday when an apparent grenade exploded as an American military convoy was passing over a bridge in northern Baghdad, witnesses said.
Witnesses said, according to The AP, the explosive device appeared to have been thrown or fired from a passing vehicle on a bridge over the Beirut Square traffic circle in the city's Nile neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Iraqis involved in the effort to write a new constitution have said that completing the document in six months, the goal announced by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell last week, will be impossible to meet because of differences over how to select the drafters and real disagreements over the role of Islamic law and the basic contours of a new political system.
The Washington Post reported in its Tuesday edition that a committee of lawyers, scholars and religious figures that was supposed to propose a way to select delegates to a constitutional convention has not been able to agree on a preferred method. The committee is scheduled to present a report to the council on Tuesday that will outline several options instead of endorsing a single approach, the members said. (Albawaba.com)
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