U.S. Fires on Freed Journalist Giuliana Sgrena
U.S. Fires on Freed Journalist (Fox News – AP)
A freed Italian hostage was injured and an Italian secret service agent killed Friday after a U.S. armored vehicle fired on a car in which they were riding in Iraq, two Italian news agencies reported. The Apcom and ANSA news agencies said that Giuliana Sgrena, a reporter for the communist daily Il Manifesto, was in a hospital in Iraq with a shoulder injury. The shooting occurred at a roadblock while the car was heading to the airport, the reports said.
Talk about your bad luck.
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The U.S. military said the car was speeding as it approached a coalition checkpoint in western Baghdad at 8:55 p.m. It said soldiers shot into the engine block only after trying to warn the driver to stop by Ã¢€œhand and arm signals, flashing white lights and firing warning shots.Ã¢€
Talk about your stupid.