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Mortar Fire Rocks Central Baghdad

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Mortar Fire Rocks Central Baghdad

Mortar Fire Rocks Central Baghdad

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Mortar shells blamed on guerrilla forces hit several buildings in Central Baghdad Thursday, and a hotel housing Western contractors and reporters came under attack. A day earlier, four U.S. soldiers died in roadside bombings. Although insurgent violence has slowed in recent weeks, U.S. military officials were prepared for more violence around Christmas. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Julie McCarthy.

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