Insurgents fired mortars and rockets at a U.S. base at a prison on the western edge of Baghdad, slightly wounding one soldier, the military said Thursday. U.S. troops killed one Iraqi and detained 55 for questioning, the military added.
The incident occurred Wednesday between 6:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. at the Abu Ghraib prison, the military said. Thirty-three mortars and five rockets were fired during the insurgent attack.
Abu Ghraib was one of Iraq's most notorious prisons during the rule of Saddam Hussein, who detained, tortured and executed many regime opponents there.
The U.S. military uses the prison to house coalition opponents and former regime members.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
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