Iraq: US kills more civilians

From the Mumbai Mirror, June 2 (link added):

Baghdad: A pregnant woman was shot dead at a US checkpoint in Iraq while on her way to give birth, officials said on Thursday, sparking further controversy amid a furor over an alleged marines shooting rampage.

Two women, one pregnant, were killed by US troops on Wednesday as they rushed to the hospital in the central Iraqi city of Samarra after their car mistakenly took a road restricted to military traffic, local police said.

Though such incidents occur fairly regularly, they have come under new scrutiny in the wake of investigations into an alleged marine rampage in the western town of Haditha in November that left 24 civilians dead.

President George W Bush has described himself as “troubled” by the Haditha events and twin probes by the US military are currently underway.

See our last post on Iraq.