Iraq Attack 'Marks New Phase'
The US administrator in Iraq has said the bombing of the UN office in Baghdad marks a new front in the war against terror. Paul Bremer was speaking in the city as Brazil paid its last respects to UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello, killed along with at least 22 others. He said that while there was little evidence of who had carried out the attack, about 100 foreign militants had recently infiltrated Iraq. Unknown militants ambushed UK troops in Basra on Saturday, killing three, while ethnic clashes in Kirkuk have left nine people dead. Mr Bremer, who wept over the coffin of Mr Vieira de Mello before it left Baghdad on Friday, said the UN bomb was of a size not seen before in post-war Iraq. “It is now unfortunately the case that Iraq has become one of the fields of battle in this global war,” he told reporters. Full Story