#1: On Monday, though, a roadside bomb targeting an American convoy exploded, said an Iraqi police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information. Two people were killed and six others were wounded, the officer said. There were no reported American causalities.
1: Gunmen kidnapped an American U.N. worker and killed his driver in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, underscoring the security threat in a country wracked by al-Qaida violence and rising criminality. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry called the abduction a "dastardly terrorist act," but it was not clear who seized the head of the U.N. refugee office in the city of Quetta as he traveled to work. Police officer Khalid Masood identified the victim as U.S. citizen John Solecki and said he had been working in Quetta for more than two years.