Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Whoops, Just Hit Some Civilians

Conflicting reports over blast in Iraqi city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police and a community leader said a bomb blast near a soccer field in the city of Ramadi on Tuesday killed 18 people, mostly children, but the U.S. military said it was unaware of such an attack.

Amid conflicting reports over what happened in the volatile western city, the U.S. military said its soldiers had carried out a controlled explosion in Ramadi, also near a soccer field, that slightly wounded 30 people, including nine children.

Why did they carry out a "controlled explosion" in the first place. And it injured 30 people, including 9 children? How does this happen?