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U.S. Civilian Contractor Killed in Iraq

An American civilian delivering mail to the U.S. Army died Tuesday when his truck was blown apart by a remote control bomb north of Tikrit, the military and his employer said. Also, angry residents of the city of Fallujah attacked an Iraqi police station for the second straight day, slightly injuring an American soldier who joined police in trying to fight off the attackers, who were armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. The crowd was dispersed after a firefight. There were no immediate reports of Iraqi casualties. Fallujah, in the so-called “Sunni Triangle” in central Iraq, has been a center of anti-U.S. sentiment. U.S. military sources, meanwhile, reported a failed raid last week in the Mosul region in northern Iraq to capture one of Saddam Hussein’s most trusted aides, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri. Full Story

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