Friday, May 16, 2008

Iraq: On Ground Updates - Iranian nationals wounded in car near Baghdad

Iraq: On Ground Updates
Iranian nationals wounded in car near Baghdad
, May 16, 2008

The Iraqi Army discovered four wounded Iranian nationals in a vehicle driven by an Iraqi national near Baghdad yesterday.

All four wounded were taken to a local hospital for treatment according to Iraqi army reports.

There have been numerous press reports indicating U.S. forces were involved in this unfortunate incident.

"We want to make it clear that the U.S. was in no way involved in this attack,” said COL Jerry O'Hara, U.S. military spokesman.

The Iraq Police are investigating the incident.

From press release #A080516b by MNF-I, Press Desk - Baghdad, Iraq

> puts some light on this story with the following report... An Iranian Embassy convoy came under fire in Baghdad, wounding two Iranian diplomats and two others, a spokesman said Friday. Tehran accused the United States of encouraging attacks against Iranian interests in Iraq... The U.S. military said Americans were "in no way involved in this attack" and said that it "condemns any attack on guests or visitors of any country." ... It was not clear who shot at the convoy. An Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Iraqi soldiers exchanged fire with guards in an argument that broke out when members of the convoy failed to produce identification cards...
Read the full report at link below...

Spokesman: Gunfire hits Iranian convoy in Baghdad


> I’d bet this story finds some legs before it’s all said and done...

- I’ll update if new info comes out -

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