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US Troops Attacked Again in Iraq, Blast Hits Mosque

Six more American soldiers were wounded in Iraq on Tuesday and a fatal blast at a mosque fueled Muslim anger toward U.S. forces, all within hours of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld insisting Iraq was no new Vietnam. Three soldiers were hurt near Baghdad’s university when a makeshift bomb exploded by their vehicle, a military spokesman said. Their Iraqi interpreter was missing. Bystanders saw troops drag four seemingly badly wounded people from the burning wreck. Three others were wounded in two separate grenade attacks. In Falluja, a Sunni Muslim stronghold near Baghdad where Americans and Iraqis have been involved in fatal clashes, a U.S. commander strongly denied that troops had caused the overnight explosion which locals said killed eight people at a mosque. But thousands chanted anti-U.S. slogans as they buried the dead. Full Story

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