Guerrillas injured six people in an attack Thursday on a police station in central Iraq, and a U.S. armored vehicle was destroyed in an ambush at an intersection in Baghdad. The American troops in the vehicle escaped unhurt. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that he saw hopeful signs that NATO may be moving toward acceptance of an expanded role in Iraq. Powell raised the issue in a speech at the start of a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, and said afterward that “not a single member” of the alliance spoke out against the proposal during subsequent consultations. Although the alliance’s involvement is limited to offering logistical support to the Polish-led division in southern Iraq, 18 of the 26 current and soon-to-be NATO members have individually sent troops to the country. Full Story
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