A car bomb went off Friday near an American armored vehicle in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, injuring five U.S. troops, the military said.
The explosion hit the Stryker vehicle as it returned to a base after operations near Mosul.
Also in Mosul, Iraqi National Guard soldiers came under rocket and mortar fire as they arrested suspected car-bomb makers, the U.S. military said, according to The AP.
Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera television aired a video Friday showing kidnapped CARE director Margaret Hassan weeping and pleading with the British people to act to save her life.
"Please, please I beg of you, the British people, to help me," Hassan pleaded. "I dont want to die like Bigley." "Please help me," she begged. "This might be my last hour."
Hassan, an Irish-British-Iraqi national who has lived in Iraq for 30 years, was seized by gunmen Tuesday on her way to work in western Baghdad. (albawaba.com)
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