Sunday, May 01, 2005

Third Day of Rebel Onslaught in Iraq

Five Iraqi policemen were killed at a checkpoint and a car bomb killed another four people in Baghdad on Sunday, underscoring the dire security situation on the third day of violence since a new government was formed.

The shooting attack near a military college serving as a U.S. military camp reinforced concerns that U.S.-trained Iraqi forces still have a long way to go before they can take over security from American soldiers.

At least four civilians were killed and five wounded when a car bomb targeted a U.S. military convoy near a technical college in the capital, police said. There was no word from the U.S. military on whether any U.S. troops were hurt.

A U.S. soldier was killed by small-arms fire on Saturday west of Baghdad.


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