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Iraqi Insurgents Fire at U.S. Supply Base

Insurgents fired mortar rounds at a U.S. supply base north of Baghdad, and American forces arrested at least 12 Iraqi suspects in a counterattack, the U.S. military said Tuesday. There were no reported casualties. The mortar attack occurred late Monday night at a base near Balad, 55 miles north of the capital, said Spc. Nicole Thompson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. military in Baghdad. She said U.S. forces subsequently caught 12 of the suspected attackers. Meanwhile, witnesses said a U.S. military vehicle was attacked early Tuesday morning in Baghdad. U.S. military personnel surrounded the area, and an Associated Press photographer saw the charred spot of earth where the attack occurred. The U.S. military said it had no immediate information about the incident. The violence came after a deadly 24-hour period that saw three U.S. troops killed in Baghdad. Despite the worsening guerrilla warfare, the U.S.-led administration called two new city councils to order – one in the southern Shiite city of Najaf and the other in the chaotic capital. Full Story

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