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    US troops raid Palestinian mission in Iraq BAGHDAD, May 29: US troops seized weapons and a book on terrorism in a 24-hour search of the Palestinian mission
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2003
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      US troops raid Palestinian mission in Iraq

      BAGHDAD, May 29: US troops seized weapons and a "book on terrorism"
      in a 24-hour search of the Palestinian mission in Baghdad, the top
      military commander in Iraq said Thursday after three Palestinian
      diplomats were arrested.

      Lieutenant General David McKiernan confirmed that seven Palestinians
      and a Syrian had been detained in the raid, which he said followed a
      bomb attack in the same area that killed a US soldier.

      The US raid netted "four AK-47s, seven grenades, one MP-5, four M-9s,
      a pistol and a book on terrorism," he said."I have not seen the book
      on terrorism that was reported by the unit that conducted this
      operation but I'll take their word for it," McKiernan told a news
      conference.

      Palestinian mission spokesman Mohammed Atta said the raid had lasted
      from midnight Tuesday to midnight Wednesday and left the offices
      ransacked."The US forces arrested charge d'affaires Najjah Abdel
      Rahman, consul Ibrahim Mohsen and commercial counsellor Munir Sobhi,
      as well as three office staff and three security guards, all of them
      Palestinians, and two Iraqi gardeners," said Mohsen.

      But McKiernan said seven Palestinians and a Syrian were held. He said
      he could not provide their diplomatic status.Mohsen said US
      commanders had given no response to requests for information about
      the whereabouts of the staff and had sealed off the area around the
      mission, in the upmarket Amriya area, with 40 armoured vehicles.

      On Monday evening, a US soldier was killed and three wounded when a
      bag of explosives was thrown in front of their convoy on the nearby
      main road to Baghdad airport from the city centre.-AFP

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top14.htm&date=20030530

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