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Russian dies in Basra bombing

A Russian national, possibly a journalist, was among 50 people killed in the US-led bombing of the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

world Updated: Mar 23, 2003 14:35 IST

A Russian national, possibly a journalist, was among 50 people killed in the US-led bombing of the southern Iraqi city of Basra, Iraq's ambassador to Moscow said on Sunday.

The Russian was taken to hospital in Basra, where he died from his wounds, Ambassador Abbas Khalaf told the Interfax news agency.

Documents confirming his nationality were found on his body, the envoy said. He was unable to give the Russian's name.

First Published: Mar 23, 2003 14:35 IST