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Iraq car bomb injures 58 troops

Fifty-eight American soldiers and at least three Iraqis have been hurt in northern Iraq in a suicide car bombing outside a US army base, the army says. A spokesman for the 101st Airborne Division said the explosion happened at a base in Tal Afar, west of Mosul. Soldiers guarding the base fired on a vehicle that had failed to stop, said spokesman Major Trey Cate. A US helicopter, meanwhile, had to make an emergency landing after being fired on over Falluja, west of Baghdad. “The helicopter was forced to make a hard landing – a controlled landing,” said US Central Command spokesman Major Peter J Mitchell. Residents said the reconnaissance helicopter, from the 82nd Airborne Division, was hit by rocket-propelled grenade, the Associated Press news agency reported. Full Story

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