Thursday, April 21, 2005

Iraq - Helicopter downed

A helicopter has been shot down by insurgents in Iraq. The Russian built Mi-8 was brought down north of Baghdad, near the town of Tarmiya. Military sources have told Reuters that 3 crew and six passengers were on board. It is believed they were Bulgarian. In other developments, Al Qaeda's wing in Iraq has claimed responsibility for a failed assassination attempt on Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. The bomb had targeted his motorcade yesterday killing two police officers.

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