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Baghdad rocked by attacks on Christmas morning

Rockets and mortars pounded Baghdad on Christmas morning as guerrillas launched their most serious offensive in Iraq since the capture of former dictator Saddam Hussein. The city was awakened by thunderous booms and gunfire as guerrillas roamed the city, causing mayhem as they struck a major hotel and three foreign embassies. Four rockets struck the citadel-like main US compound in the capital and an oil ministry guardpost was sprayed with bullets. A woman was slightly wounded when a rocket tore into her family’s apartment, while a policeman’s hand was blown off as he attempted to defuse a roadside bomb on a busy commercial street. Full Story

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