3 US Soldiers Killed, 13 Wounded
Guerrillas fired mortar shells into the grounds of the Abu Ghuraib prison on Saturday night, wounding 13 US soldiers and killing two. The use of mortar fire, and the accuracy with which the attack was carried out, suggests Baath military conducted the operation. Mortars are being used more frequently and with greater precision, a worrisome development in the low-grade guerrilla war being waged against the US and its allies in Iraq. This is the second major attack on the prison, which houses Iraqi insurgents captured by the US. Another US soldier was killed yesterday in Ramadi in a grenade attack.