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Newsline: US Embassy In Baghdad Attacked With Biden In Country

The U.S. embassy in Baghdad came under fire Sunday from artillery. Three mortars or rockets were fired at the embassy, located inside the International Zone in Baghdad, at approximately 10pm local time Sunday. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is currently in the country to meet with U.S. troops and talk to Iraqi political leaders. He is believed to be staying in the embassy compound. The U.S. network pool producer in Baghdad reported hearing “advisories on the embassy loudspeakers to remain undercover after artillery of some sort impacted the western area of the embassy compound.” Two soldiers inside the compound reported there was an impact from the incoming fire. An all clear was given after the attack. The extent of the damage or the possibility of injuries was not immediately clear via official channels, though a civilian on the base said she had heard that there were no injuries or deaths.

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpps/news/us-embassy-in-baghdad-attacked-with-biden-in-country-dpgonc-km-20100704_8481110

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