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Mortar Attack in Baghdad, No Reports of Casualties

Guerrillas launched a mortar attack in central Baghdad on Monday evening near the headquarters of the U.S.-led administration in Iraq, but the U.S. military said there were no reports of any casualties. Reuters reporters heard four loud explosions echoing across the city from the western bank of the river Tigris, where the U.S.-led administration occupies a large palace complex previously used by Saddam Hussein. “Three to four mortars impacted in central Baghdad, but we don’t yet know the point of impact,” a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said. “There have been no casualties reported.” In Washington, an official said the complex had not been affected by the attack. Scores of Humvees and other armored vehicles were deployed around the complex. Full Story

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