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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Large explosions rocked central Baghdad Sunday evening and flames and thick smoke rose from the area, just hours after U.S. officials announced the capture of Saddam Hussein. A policeman said there were no casualties.
Shortly afterward, bursts of gunfire rang out from the area. The explosions occurred at 8:20 p.m. local time in the central Baghdad area of Karadah.
A policeman said a white four-wheel drive vehicle had exploded on Saadoun street, a busy thoroughfare, after two men jumped from the vehicle and fled the scene.
Two fire trucks arrived a few minutes later and started putting out the blaze.
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