WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: An explosive charge blew off against a U.S. military patrol in Kut city, the center of southern Iraq’s Wassit Province on Tuesday, a Wassit police source said.
“An explosive charge blew off against an American military patrol in central Kut on Tuesday, but human and material losses were not known,” the police source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said the American forces opened random fire after the blast and imposed a security cordon around the venue of the explosion.
An explosive charge had blown off against an American Army patrol close to Kut’s central garage last Sunday, causing damage to vegetable and fruit shops, along with civilian cars.
Kut, the center of Wassit Province, is 180 km to the southeast of Baghdad.