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Car Bomb Hits U.S. Iraq Base, Contracts Row Brews

A car bomb exploded outside a U.S. military base in Iraq Thursday, wounding some soldiers, as American troops uncovered a weapons cache north of Baghdad with enough ammunition to launch a spate of attacks. The violence came as the United Nations joined European leaders in denouncing a U.S. move to bar key American allies who opposed the Iraq war from sharing in contracts to rebuild Iraq. President Bush rejected the criticism, saying they would be reserved for countries that risked lives in Iraq. A U.S. army spokeswoman said the car bomb attack occurred at an 82nd Airborne Division base near the flashpoint town of Ramadi, west of Baghdad. She said three Iraqis believed to be in the vehicle were killed in the apparent suicide attack. “The 82nd Airborne did sustain casualties,” the spokeswoman said, adding that their condition was unclear. Full Story

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