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Coalition under rocket fire as Bush admits guerrillas seek power

A compound housing the US-led coalition in Baghdad has come under rocket fire, as US President George W. Bush warned extremists were trying to install a Taliban-style regime in Iraq and US troops shoot several civilians. Violence also spread to the southern Iraqi port city of Basra where at least four Iraqis were killed in a bomb blast. In the latest of near nightly attacks on the US-led coalition’s Baghdad compound, at least four rockets hit inside the closed-off security zone, but there were no casualties, a senior US military officer told AFP. One burst in the air just northeast of the main gate to Saddam Hussein’s former presidential palace, while a second rocket landed in a parking lot, damaging several cars. In another incident five Iraqi civilians died and four others were wounded when US troops opened fire on a truck at the entrance of the flashpoint town of Fallujah, police said. Full Story

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