A policeman at the site of the attack, Maher Muhammad, said the attackers fired assault rifles and tossed a grenade at the police. Local police said that in yesterday's attack several other women were wounded when the insurgents opened fire on the mini-bus they were traveling in. The women had worked as cleaners at a U.S. base near Al-Fallujah.
In Madrid, the Spanish Defense Ministry said a Spanish police commander was shot in the head and seriously wounded during an "antiterrorist" raid in Iraq. The ministry said the police commander was fired at from a car during an "antiterrorist" operation near Diwaniyah, southeast of Baghdad.