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More Violent Attacks Rattle Iraq

25 October 2004 -- More people were killed in Iraq today by car bombs, suicide attacks, and in clashes.

In the capital Baghdad, Australian troops came under attack in the center of the city when a car bomb exploded, killing three bystanders and injuring three soldiers.

In the west of the city, one U.S. soldier was killed and five injured when a roadside bomb exploded.

A tribal leader and two of his associates were killed when a car bomb exploded in the northern city of Mosul.

In the western city of Ramadi, at least three people were killed in clashes between rebels and U.S. troops.

A suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. convoy near the western town of Khaldiva damaging several vehicles. Details of possible casualties were not immediately available.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed a report today that 380 tons of explosives disappeared from an arms depot in Iraq that was not being controlled in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

(from wire reports)

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