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Mortars Fired at U.S. Consulate in Hilla
No Word Yet on Whether Mortars Caused Damage
01/04/2007 10:54 AM ET
U.S. consulate in Hilla mortared
By Alaa Hussein
Hilla, Jan 4, (VOI) – Gunmen launched mortar shells on the U.S. consulate in Hilla town, Babel province, on Thursday morning, a police source said. “Nine mortar shells fell on the U.S. consulate located in Babel Hotel this morning, but the damage was not immediately known,” the source in Babel police command told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI). The U.S army did not issue a statement on the attack. Hilla is 100 km south of Baghdad.

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