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Suicide Bomber Attacks Army Base; No U.S. Deaths

Suicide Bomber Attacks Army Base; No U.S. Deaths

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army base 60 miles west of Baghdad was attacked by a suicide bomber Thursday, but no American soldiers died, the military said.

A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there were, however, injuries among U.S. troops when the bomber detonated his explosive charge just outside the gate of Champion Army Base in Ramadi.

The region around Ramadi and the nearby city of Fallujah is one of the most dangerous for coalition troops and sits in the so-called Sunni Triangle, where the majority of U.S. deaths in hostile action have occurred since President Bush declared an end to major fighting May 1.

The area, however, has been relatively quiet in recent weeks. It takes its name from the minority Sunni Muslims, the mainstay of support for ousted leader Saddam Hussein, who are fighting the U.S. occupation.

Both Fallujah and Ramadi are policed by the 82nd Airborne Division and several units of the National Guard.

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

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