U.S.-Iraqi patrol ambused near Kirkuk

Still some bad guys around, of course. Iraqi officials claim US troops killed two civilians, not fighters.

U.S. spokesman Maj. Derrick Cheng says several people launched grenades and began shooting Wednesday as the patrol was handing out micro-grant money to stimulate small businesses in the town of Riyadh.

“Launched grenades”? “Began shooting”?

So it could have been civilians, after all.