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U.S. Troops Ambushed in Central Iraq Town

Guerrillas ambushed a U.S. military convoy Thursday, sparking a heavy gunbattle in which a truck was destroyed. In a nearby town, an American patrol opened fire on a wedding, killing a 14-year-old boy, after mistaking celebratory gunfire for an attack, witnesses said. Al-Arabiya television reported eight Americans were killed and one wounded in the ambush in Khaldiyah. There was no confirmation of any casualties, and initial casualty reports have proven incorrect in the past. North of Baghdad, fire raged at an oil pipeline following an explosion at the site, the U.S. military said, raising concerns that it was the latest in a series of sabotage attacks. The pipeline carries crude oil from fields near Kirkuk to Iraq’s largest refinery at Beiji. Full Story

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