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Attacks on pipeline and US troops mar Iraq's three-month war anniversary

Saboteurs blew up a key oil pipeline in northern Iraq, clashes left four Iraqis dead and three US soldiers lightly wounded and yet another tape purporting to be from Saddam Hussein popped up on Arab television. Polish troops joining the US-led coalition’s rebuilding efforts also received a baptism of fire when five mortar bombs were launched at their base in Hilla, south of Baghdad, with the violence coming three months to the day since US President George W. Bush declared the war effectively over. The pipeline fire in the northern refinery hub of Baiji, still seen raging Friday, was certain to throw off US plans to further resuscitate Iraq’s massive but crippled energy sector. Full Story

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