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CNN BREAKING NEWS

RPG Fired at U.S. Military Convoy, Civilian Bus

Aired June 16, 2003 - 08:01   ET

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BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: We want to bring you the latest from Iraq. We talked about this last week, about people saying the war is over. You can forget about it right now because the attacks do continue, the word we're getting right at this point.
Central Command is reporting again just a few minutes ago that a rocket propelled grenade was fired at a U.S. military convoy and also a civilian bus. It is reported out of Baghdad, but the specific location not known just yet. We'll get it to you when we get it.

The early indication from Central Command, at least four Americans are injured as a result.

Again, more on this when we get it. It's just breaking at this point.

Also, U.S. troops scouring enemy territory in Iraq in search of remaining Saddam Hussein loyalists. That campaign is dubbed Operation Desert Scorpion, the largest deployment in Iraq since April. It's centered in Falluja, which is 35 miles west of the capital, and some surrounding territories in the area of Falluja that have been hotbeds for recent violence.

Again, as soon as we get more, we'll pass it along to you. But Central Command now indicating some sort of attack has taken place against a military convoy. More in a moment here.

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