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Journalists’ Hotel in Baghdad Attacked

Three massive vehicle bombs exploded Monday near the Palestine Hotel, home to many Western journalists, killing at least 20 people. Dramatic TV pictures showed one of the bombers driving a cement truck through the concrete blast walls that guard the hotel, then blowing up his vehicle. Iraq’s national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, said the attack — which appeared well-planned — was a “very clear” effort to take over the hotel and seize journalists as hostages. Full Story

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