BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military says a U.S. aircraft has killed
a gunman believed to have been from a U.S.-allied Sunni group as he
and others were planting a roadside bomb north of Baghdad.
A U.S. statement says four armed men were seen planting the bomb
Thursday night north of Taji. An aircraft opened fire, killing one
and wounding two.
The statement says the dead man was tentatively identified as a
member of the Sons of Iraq, which are Sunni paramilitaries who
broke with al-Qaida and joined forces with the U.S. to keep
extremists out of their neighborhoods.
Last weekend, Iraqi forces quelled an uprising by another Sons
of Iraqi group after their leader was arrested on criminal charges.