They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, September 19, 2005

Iraqi Police accuse Britons of planting bombs

washingtonpost: Heavy clashes erupted Monday between Iraqi police and British soldiers based in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, witnesses said.

The clashes are the latest in surging tensions in Basra, a Shiite-dominated city that had long been one of Iraq's calmest. Attacks have targeted British and Americans there.

Monday's clashes stemmed from the arrest by Iraqi police on Sunday of two Britons, whom Iraqi police accused of planting bombs. Read more

db: There seems to be a UK media blackout on this.

update: BBC worldservice radio has now reported the story - 18.30 - the 'undercover' Brits were dressed in 'traditional Arab clothing' and were equipped with explosives and weapons according to the Iraqi police - the MOD had 'no comment'.

19.48 BBC web still holding back