Freed Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena and the U.S. military are giving conflicting accounts of the shooting by U.S. forces in Iraq that left her wounded and an Italian intelligence officer dead.
Ms. Sgrena -- a correspondent for Il Manifesto newspaper -- returned to Rome Saturday and is recovering from a shoulder wound. The dead agent will be given a state funeral Monday.
A U.S. military statement says the car carrying Ms. Sgrena was speeding towards a checkpoint after she was freed in Baghdad Friday. It says the driver failed to obey orders to stop. Italian news agencies say Ms. Sgrena told them the car was not speeding when it was suddenly hit by a barrage of bullets from a military patrol.
President Bush has expressed regret and promised a full investigation. Iraqi insurgents kidnapped Ms. Sgrena last month.