Baghdad City Councillor Kills U.S. Soldiers in Iraq
An Iraqi city councillor from Baghdad opened fire on American soldiers and local officials during a park ceremony on Monday, killing two US soldiers and wounding three others.
The councillor allegedly exited his car with an AK-47 and opened fire, killing the soldiers before he was shot by return gunfire.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- An Iraqi city council member opened fire on U.S. forces outside Baghdad on Monday, killing two soldiers, U.S. officials said.
Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a small arms fire attack near Salman Pak early Monday afternoon, the U.S. military said in a statement. Three others soldiers and an interpreter were wounded, the statement said, which added that soldiers killed the gunman.
The attack happened as the soldiers were leaving the Salman Pak Nahia Council building, the military said.
An Iraqi Interior Ministry official said the incident happened after U.S. soldiers and local officials had attended a ceremony to open a park in al-Madaen, also known as Salman Pak.