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Iraqi Mortar Attack Kills 2 U.S. Troops

Iraqi insurgents shelled a base northeast of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding four, the military said Friday. The insurgents fired mortars that hit the base around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Maj. Josslyn Aberle of the 4th Infantry Division said. Two soldiers were evacuated for medical care but died of their wounds, she said. The four others did not have life-threatening injuries. Baqouba is 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. In Baghdad, Rebels unleashed a string of grenade, rocket and mortar attacks before dawn on Christmas Day, hitting a hotel housing foreigners for the second time in as many days and targeting two banks, several embassies and a U.S. Army base. Full Story

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