Bomb attack on British patrol in south Iraq

April 21st, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, April 21 (DPA) A bomb hit a British army patrol Monday in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, damaging a military vehicle, eyewitnesses said. The bomb went off as the British patrol was passing at a crossroad between Basra airport and Qaziz, north of Basra, 550 km south of Iraq, the witnesses said.

Iraqi troops, seeking to clear Basra of Shia militias, launched raids in Qaziza Sunday, arresting several wanted suspects and seizing weapons.

About 4,100 British troops currently stationed at a base near Basra airport have participated in the military offensive launched by Iraqi government troops against militias in the province.

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