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Mosul Suicide Car Bombing Kills 4 US Diplomatic Guards

20 September 2005

A U.S. official in Iraq says four American security guards have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a U.S. diplomatic convoy in the northern city of Mosul.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said two other guards were wounded in the attack on a three-vehicle diplomatic convoy, Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Britain has admitted that British troops in Basra used an armored vehicle to smash down a jail wall in a bid to free two detained undercover soldiers.

A Defense Ministry statement says the local British commander acted Monday because he feared the detained soldiers were being handed over to local Iraqi militia, which later proved to be correct.

Britain says the soldiers were freed from a nearby house where they had been taken before the military action on the prison.

Iraqi police had detained the British undercover soldiers after a clash in the southern city.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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