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Car Bomb, Rockets Explode in Baghdad

A car bomb and at least 10 rockets exploded Sunday night in central Baghdad near the area housing the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition, officials said. Sirens blared for several minutes, and smoke and flames were visible. The former Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs was on fire, a witness said. The building already was severely damaged by U.S. bombing during the war last year. A U.S. military mess hall sits behind the building. The rockets struck at about 7:30 p.m. on the northern edge of the Green Zone, which houses the coalition headquarters. Iraqi police said there were no casualties from the car bomb, which detonated outside the building. There was no immediate word on casualties from the rocket attacks. Inside the Green Zone, employees at the Baghdad Convention Center, where the U.S. military press office is based, fled into the basement, said Army 1st Sgt. Stephen Valley, a military spokesman. Full Story

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