US investigating attack on Russian convoy
The Pentagon is investigating an attack on a convoy evacuating the Russian ambassador to Iraq out of Baghdad.india Updated: Apr 07, 2003 00:13 IST
The Pentagon is investigating an attack on a convoy evacuating the Russian ambassador to Iraq out of Baghdad,but has no indication US-led forces were involved, a top US general said on Sunday.
"We still need to do some research," said General Peter Pace, vice-chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, adding that "there was no reporting by any ground unit of the coalition of any kind of contact"with the motorcade.
A Jordan-based diplomat, quoting Russian sources, said in Amman that ambassador Vladimir Titorenko was injured in the attack, which occurred as the convoy headed to the Syrian border.
Pace said US officials were warned ahead of time that the convoy would be heading out of Baghdad. "The world was passed to our troops in the field," he told CNN.
"The best we can tell right now is they got safely through the coalition forces" positions, he said.