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Guerrillas Fire Rockets Into the Heart of Baghdad

Guerrillas fired rockets at the headquarters of the U.S.-led administration in central Baghdad Tuesday and loudspeakers ordered personnel in the compound to take cover as explosions echoed across the Iraqi capital. “Attack. Take cover. This is not a test,” warned loudspeakers at the compound in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palace complexes. Sirens wailed, flares lit up the night sky and U.S. helicopters clattered overhead. A spokesman for the U.S. 1st Armored Division which patrols Baghdad said at least two rockets had been fired. One crashed through the roof of an empty apartment building near the coalition compound and another landed near a bus station. “There are no reports of U.S. soldiers being injured, or of civilian casualties” the spokesman said. But he said two Iraqi police were wounded in a rocket-propelled grenade attack near a Baghdad petrol station. Full Story

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