22 Killed in Attack on U.S. Base Near Mosul
Multiple rounds hit a dining hall at a U.S. military base near Mosul on Tuesday, killing 22 people, including U.S. troops, members of the Iraqi national guard, and Iraqi civilians, Pentagon officials said. Fifty-one people were wounded in the incident — which occurred at noon (4 a.m. ET), the officials said.
No other details on the attack were immediately available.
Tuesday’s attack came shortly after British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit to Iraq.
This is very worrisome. Recently, the insurgents had shifted to hitting Iraqi soft targets rather than taking on our forces directly. Our inability to protect even our own bases is troubling.