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Missile attack on Baghdad hotel

A rocket has hit a hotel used by Western contractors and journalists in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Smoke rose from the Sheraton hotel , after the hit on the sixth floor, but no casualties were reported. The Sheraton and nearby Palestine hotels are surrounded by barriers and closely guarded by the US military. The Iraqi capital has been subject to repeated missile and bomb attacks, with 17 killed a week ago when a car bomb destroyed the Mount Lebanon hotel. “A rocket hit an air-conditioning unit on the sixth floor and knocked down a small portion of a wall” about 0400 (0100GMT), said an eyewitness quoted by the AFP news agency. Reports said a foreign contractor had been wounded when another rocket landed in Baghdad’s “Green Zone” housing Iraq’s US-led administration. Full Story

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