News (nation) for 10/12
An article titled: "Roadside bomb in Iraq kills provincial police chief and 2 guards," was posted on the Star Tribune website.
A convoy carrying the police chief of a predominantly shiite province was struck by a roadside bomb. The police chief was killed in the attack, which occured 60 miles south of Baghdad. After the attack police announced an indefinite curfew for the area. It is believed that the attack was staged by one of the local militias that are wrestling for control after U.S. troops leave. It was one of a series of assasinations on provincial leaders in the shiite area.
I think this article did a good job of not only explaining what happened, but also putting it in context. So many things are happening in Iraq that it is hard to keep track of everything, so it's important for reports to sum up all activity leading up to the actual event they are reporting. This is especially important because in Iraq everything seems to be in a cause/effect relationship. One attack comes in retalitation of another attack, so readers need to get the whole history to fully understand a specific event.
The article was also posted on the hearald sun.com.