March 19, 2006 - Posted at 1:19 p.m. CST
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ Violence continues in Iraq, on the third
anniversary of the U-S invasion.
One Iraqi in the capital calls this a ''painful anniversary.''
Munthir Rasheed says ''Iraq has passed through three years which
are the worst in its history.''
Iraqi police say eight civilians have been killed in clashes
between U-S troops and gunmen in a town 45 miles north of Baghdad,
in the area targeted by Operation Swarmer.
Two other civilians were killed and ten wounded when gunmen
attacked U-S troops in Ramadi.
Insurgents lobbed a mortar round into Karbala, the holy city
south of Baghdad where a million Shiite pilgrims assembled for a
major religious commemoration.
Meanwhile, Baghdad police have found evidence of more apparent
revenge killings. The bullet-riddled bodies of three men, bound
hand and foot, had been dumped in a sewage treatment plant.