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Fifteen Dead in Iraq Fighting

Violence has broken out in Saddam Hussein’s hometown. At least 15 people were killed Tuesday, with dozens wounded, when gunmen stormed a government building in Tikrit, a town in north Iraq that was home to the strongman. The attackers wore police uniforms but were actually fighting members of the local police force, and were reportedly assisted by a suicide car bomber. Iraqi officials said they were unable to say how many people were in the building, but they have called U.S. troops in to assist with the standoff.

March 29, 2011 5:23 AM