Russian convoy attacked, some wounded, in Iraq

Reuters Alert Net

April 6, 2003


MOSCOW, April 6 (Reuters) - A Russian diplomatic convoy which left Baghdad on Sunday was attacked and several people were wounded, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Russian Ambassador Vladimir Titorenko was in the convoy, which was heading for Syria, Interfax news agency said. It was unclear who attacked the convoy.

Russia has been an outspoken opponent of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, and last week summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest against an air raid on a Baghdad suburb which houses the Russian embassy.