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US swoops on Baghdad militants

US forces have pursued and attacked a group of militants spotted firing mortars in Baghdad, the military said. An Apache helicopter gunship fired on a van carrying the fleeing militants, killing two and wounding three. Five others were captured by US troops. In a separate operation, a US ground attack plane blasted an abandoned warehouse said to have been used by militants to prepare for attacks. Baghdad recently suffered a spate of mortar and rocket attacks. The operations on Wednesday night came hours after a suicide car bomb attack in southern Iraq killed at least 26 people, most of them Italian servicemen. Full Story

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