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Powell Calls for Resolve Over Iraq Kidnappings

Secretary of State Colin Powell urged allies in Iraq not to bow to guerrillas waging a campaign of hostage-taking and bombing as an attack wounded 14 foreign soldiers in Baghdad on Tuesday. Insurgents bent on undermining Iraq’s interim government fired several mortar rounds in the capital just after dawn, killing an Iraqi civilian and wounding 14 foreign soldiers.Guerrillas have snatched a dozen foreigners in the past week and threatened to kill them, piling pressure on foreign forces and firms to leave Iraq as a 15-month insurgency shows no sign of abating.Full Story

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