My Morning Wake Up Call
Unfortunately, the bad guys got lucky today and for once actually hit something.
Four Australian soldiers injured in Baghdad rocket attack
Date: 14 August 2006
SYDNEY - Four Australian soldiers were injured Monday in a rocket attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the military chief said.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, head of the Australian Defence Force, said the troops were injured Monday morning when the rocket was fired into the fortified international zone.
Three male soldiers had already been discharged from hospital while a female soldier remained in hospital in stable condition, he added.
"She has got injuries consistent with a blast and lacerations to the head, internal injuries, bruising and obviously some shrapnel injuries as well,"
Australia contributed 2,000 troops to the US-led invasion which ousted Saddam Hussein in early 2003 and still has about 900 troops in the country.
Conservative Prime Minister John Howard, a staunch ally of US President George W. Bush, has given no timeline for the withdrawal of Australian troops despite public opposition at home to their presence in Iraq.