Thursday, November 13, 2003

They blew up the Italians

The Iraqi resistance have struck again, this time against the Italians. At least 22 dead (14 Italians and 8 Iraqis), and a lot more injured.

The scary bit is that this happened in Nasiriya, in British-controlled southern Iraq. The British zone has (until now) been more peaceful than the US zone, almost certainly due to better treatment of the local population (the British prefer to talk rather than shoot, and seem to have trained professionals rather than trigger-happy teenagers). But if terrorism is moving south in a big way, then it may only be a matter of time before the New Zealand engineers are targetted...