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Three dead in Baghdad hotel blast

Three people have been killed in an explosion in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The blast hit the Shaheen hotel on the banks of the Tigris close to the former US embassy shortly after dawn. Black smoke poured from the hotel and dazed guests emptied onto the streets as rescuers searched the rubble to reach anyone trapped inside. The blast comes a day after six American troops, two CNN employees and two Iraqi civilians were killed in violence in and around Baghdad. Ambulance bomb? Full Story

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