Two US soldiers killed in Baghdad Thursday after a suicide truck bomb explodes on Tigris River bridge in capital killing at least 9 people

DEBKAfile Intelligence

April 12, 2007, 5:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

Police try to rescue at least 20 others whose cars fell into the water. The iron bridge connected the two halves of Baghdad.

In a payback operation for 6 comrades killed last week, British forces in Basra shot dead 20 Shiite militiamen.

An armored force of 400 troops battled the militiamen for two days in the Shia Flats militia stronghold in the southern Iraqi oil city.