Iraq Security Convoy Kills Two Women

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi police say guards in a security convoy are to blame for opening fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad, killing two Christian women.

Officials say the guards were in a convoy of four SUVs commonly used by private security companies and the Iraqi Ministry of Interior.

A policeman says the women drove into an intersection about 100 yards away from the security vehicles. The guards purportedly threw a smoke bomb in an attempt to warn the car against coming forward. The official says the woman driving the car tried to stop, but she and the passenger were killed when the guards began shooting.

He says the convoy then raced away, and Iraqi police came to collect the bodies and tow the car to the local police station.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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