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Rebels Hit Foreign Compounds in Baghdad

Guerrillas fired more than a dozen grenades, rockets and mortar shells in Baghdad on Christmas Day, striking a hotel housing foreigners, the Iranian and Turkish embassies and the gates of a U.S. army base. One woman was wounded as she slept in an apartment near the hotel. The attacks came after insurgents conducted the deadliest attacks since Saddam Hussein’s Dec. 13 capture, detonating a series of bombs Wednesday that killed four U.S. soldiers, six civilians and a suicide bomber. The insurgents had also struck the Ishtar Sheraton Hotel — popular with Western contractors and foreign journalists — with a mortar shell late Wednesday but caused no injuries. Full Story

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