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Reporter Injured in Iraq Grenade Attack

Insurgents fired a rocket propelled grenade at a military vehicle in the restive town of Fallujah, injuring an “embedded” reporter with NBC News, the military said Monday. Three Iraqis were killed when their pickup truck slammed into a vehicle helping evacuate the wounded reporter. The incident occurred on the second day of a massive sweep that has netted at least 60 suspects in 20 lightning raids across central Iraq. The sweep, dubbed operation Sidewinder, is designed to capture Saddam Hussein loyalists and curb a wave of attacks on American soldiers. The rocket-propelled grenade hit an Avenger air defense vehicle — a Humvee equipped with a missile launcher — injuring the reporter who was traveling in the vehicle but leaving the soldiers unscathed, said a statement from U.S. Central Command. Full Story

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