22 Die in Iraq Prison Attack Insurgents launch mortars at an Iraqi prison, killing 22 prisoners and injuring an estimated 92 others. U.S.-led forces in Iraq are using the Abu Ghraib prison to hold suspected Saddam Hussein sympathizers and insurgents. It's unclear why the prison was targeted. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Philip Reeves.
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Twenty-Two Die in Mortar Attack on Iraqi Prison

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Twenty-Two Die in Mortar Attack on Iraqi Prison

Twenty-Two Die in Mortar Attack on Iraqi Prison

Twenty-Two Die in Mortar Attack on Iraqi Prison

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Insurgents launch mortars at an Iraqi prison, killing 22 prisoners and injuring an estimated 92 others. U.S.-led forces in Iraq are using the Abu Ghraib prison to hold suspected Saddam Hussein sympathizers and insurgents. It's unclear why the prison was targeted. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Philip Reeves.

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