Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A Russian Foreign Ministry official says the US troops in Iraq have deliberately rammed their vehicle into a convoy carrying Russian diplomats.
The incident took place as a group of US armored personnel carriers (APCs) was passing by the motorcade of Russian diplomats, the official said, AFP reported.
“Suddenly the lead APC sharply maneuvered and, passing our second and third cars in the far left lane, caught up with the lead car and intentionally struck it, trying to push it off the road,” he added.
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The Russian Foreign Ministry official, who refused to be named, described the incident as a hit-and-run saying the US vehicles drove away with some of the soldiers pointing their rifles at the Russians.
Several Russian personnel received injuries of various degrees as a result of the collision, he said.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 9:57 am