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US army convoy escapes north Iraq blast: witnesses

Violence flared in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on as a US army convoy had a narrow escape from a roadside bomb and a police station was targetted by small arms fire, witness said. There were no casualties in either attack. The bomb went off as US vehicles were travelling on a main road in the Qasr al-Mutran neighborhood in central Mosul, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Baghdad, Seif Samir, 30, told AFP. US troops cordoned off the area and found another bomb concealed in the garbage a short distance from the site of the first explosion, he said. A police station in the city’s northern al-Majmua neighborhood was then fired on by gunmen with assault rifles in a passing car, prompting police to return fire, a witness said. Full Story

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