• search

Mortar attack on British base in Iraq wounds four

Written by: Staff

BASRA, Iraq, May 15 (Reuters) Suspected insurgents fired about 30 to 40 mortar bombs at a British base in southern Iraq today wounding four soldiers, the British military said.

Captain Kelly Goodall said the attack on the Abu Naji base near the city of Amara, 365 km southeast of Baghdad, occurred before dawn.

The attack caused no damage to the base, Goodall told Reuters.

No other information was immediately available.

On Saturday, two British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Britain has about 8,000 soldiers in Iraq, mostly deployed in the Shi'ite Muslim south. A total of 111 members of the British forces have been killed in Iraq since the March 2003 US-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

Insurgents draw support from the country's Sunni Arab minority, once dominant under Saddam.

Reuters AK RS1147

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more