Fifteen Dead in Iraq Fighting

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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.