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All of Baghdad Without Power

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(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) -- It looks like all of Baghdad is in the dark.

Huge sections of Baghdad lost power earlier today, after a series of explosions went off for nearly 15 minutes on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital. It now appears the entire city has lost electricity.

It's the first widespread outage in Baghdad since the U-S-led war started two weeks ago.

U-S military commanders say allied forces hadn't attacked the power system -- and they don't know why the lights went out.

A lengthy power outage would disrupt the water supply and sewage systems. That could cause disease to spread at a time when temperatures are rising in the area.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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