British Soldiers unhurt in Basra

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    UK soldiers survive Basra attack
    11.10, Mon Mar 26 2007

    British soldiers have escaped unhurt after their patrol was hit by a roadside bomb in the Iraqi city of Basra.

    The improvised explosive device went off as two British Warrior vehicles undertook a patrol north of Basra Palace.

    Captain Gary Hedges, a British Army spokesman in the city, said both vehicles were slightly damaged, but no-one was injured.

    Warrior fighting vehicles carry a commander, driver gunner and up to seven soldiers and are used for patrols in the most dangerous parts of Iraq.

    Capt Hedges said: "There was an explosion north of Basra Palace, a roadside bomb, in which two vehicles had minor damage. They were on routine patrol. No one was injured."

    Meanwhile, an indefinite curfew began in Iskandariyah, a mixed Shia-Sunni town 30 miles south of Baghdad after violence flared there.

    Iraqi and US forces sealed off a mosque after two people were killed in clashes which followed an attack by suspected Shia militants on a Sunni mosque.

    The mosque was slightly damaged by two rocket-propelled grenades fired by the assailants.

    The violence came one day after suspected Shia militants attacked a Sunni mosque in the nearby town of Haswa.

    Thank god there was no casualties.