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At least 4 Dead in New Iraqi Violence - 2004-03-27


A rocket attack by insurgents in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul has killed at least two people and wounded 13 others.

Police say two Katyusha rockets hit the provincial governor's office on Saturday. Among the injured were a child and two policemen.

In Tikrit, police say a three-year-old Iraqi boy was killed and several people were wounded when U-S troops opened fire on their car near a checkpoint.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb exploded in the center of the city as several cars passed. US military officials said at least five Iraqis were wounded.

And in southern Iraq, a truck carrying supplies to Japanese troops in Samawa was ambushed. Japanese media report the Iraqi driver was killed.

The latest violence follows deadly clashes across Iraq Friday that in which at least 13 people died.

The US Coalition Provisional Authority has warned that insurgents are likely to step-up attacks on civilians and Iraqis working with the coalition, ahead of the June 30th transfer of power to an Iraqi provisional government.

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