US Troops Shoot Freed Italian Hostage

Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena has been freed by her captors in Iraq but US forces mistakenly opened fire on the convoy taking her to safety, wounding her and killing an Italian secret service agent. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he had immediately summoned the US ambassador, declaring someone had to take responsibility for US soldiers opening fire. The US military has confirmed its forces fired on and wounded Ms Sgrena and killed a fellow passenger when their car sped up near a checkpoint on the road to Baghdad airport

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