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Suicide Bomber Outside Shiite Mosque in Iraq Kills Four Worshipers

A suicide bomber armed with an explosive fashioned from a propane tank blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque here as prayers drew to a close on Friday, killing 4 other people and wounding 37. In Baghdad, insurgents fired at least three rockets at the Bourj al-Hayat Hotel, home to many Western contractors. No one was hurt in the early morning attack. The Bourj al-Hayat, in downtown Baghdad, was one of several hotels attacked with rocket-propelled grenades on Christmas morning. In Tikrit, in the north, American troops raided several houses in a search for men loyal to Saddam Hussein, The Associated Press reported. The military said 30 men had been detained, including 14 suspected of orchestrating, financing or carrying out attacks on American soldiers. Full Story

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