Rioters attack Iraqi mayor's office
Angry Iraqis have attacked the mayor's office in the flashpoint town of Falluja, setting the building on fire.
Residents told Reuters news agency the violence flared after police shot dead a local man nearby.
There have also been clashes in western Baghdad between US troops and Iraqis.
AFP news agency reported that four Iraqis were killed and two US soldiers injured, but this could not be confirmed.
Falluja, a Sunni Muslim town about 65 kilometres (40 miles) west of Baghdad, is a stronghold of supporters of ousted president Saddam Hussein.
On Tuesday, a suicide car bomb attack killed at least four other people near the town's police station.
Near Falluja on Thursday, a makeshift bomb set fire to a train which was carrying goods to US soldiers.
In the latest violence in Falluja, several men, many wearing traditional robes, opened fire at about 1345 (1045 GMT) using assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, AFP news agency reported.
There hasn't been a morning since April 9th where I I haven't been greeted by some horror from Iraq. Now this.
So how did Al Qaeda get those traditional robes? Buy them?
Jesus, people think this is like Northern Ireland or Lebanon are wrong. This is like the opening stages of the Congo. There's still the shell of a society, but if this keeps up, civil war is the only outcome possible.
Now, they're blowing up supply trains? Man, this is really turning into the Great Patriotic War.
posted by Steve @ 8:40:00 AM