A Pentagon official is now confirming that at least 22 people were killed in an attack near Mosul Tuesday. The attack, at a joint U.S. and Iraqi military base near the northern Iraqi city, has left another 50 people hurt.
A Pentagon source, who wished to remain anonymous, says the attackers were firing rockets and mortars at the base. The official said it's believed a dining hall was struck. It's not yet known if U.S. soldiers are among the casualties.
Just yesterday, President Bush acknowledged that a wave of deadly attacks has caused Americans to question whether Iraqis will ever be able to take over from U.S. forces.
A White House spokesman says the attack is a sign that "the enemies of freedom will continue to seek to derail the transition" to democracy in Iraq.