Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a rocket
confiscated by authorities blew up in the back of a pickup
truck while being moved for disposal, killing two policemen
and two civilians.
Officials say police found the rocket today in the town
of Shurqat, 250 kilometres northwest of Baghdad, and loaded
it onto their pickup truck.
The rocket detonated when the vehicle began to drive off.
In a separate incident, police and health officials say a
roadside bomb exploded in western Iraq, killing a local
official and his driver near the town of Hit, 140 kilometres
west of Baghdad.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because
they were not authorized to speak to the media.