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Explosions rock Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- For a second night, three loud explosions shook central Baghdad on Tuesday after an apparent rocket attack on a coalition compound.
Explosions rock Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- For a second night, three loud explosions shook central Baghdad on Tuesday after an apparent rocket attack on a coalition compound.

An Iraqi guard told CNN's John Raedler that one projectile exploded on the grounds of the former palace of Saddam Hussein. The palace is being used as headquarters of the Coalition Provisional Authority.

Witnesses said that smoke could be seen rising from inside the compound.

There have been no reports of casualties, and it is unclear if there was any damage in the compound -- which CNN's Baghdad Bureau Chief Jane Arraf said was the size of a small city.

The explosions rocked several nearby buildings, including the Palestine Hotel, where many journalists stay, said CNN's Matthew Chance.

On Monday night, Three rockets or mortar rounds in the same area, known as the "Green Zone," a coalition spokesman said. No damage or injuries were reported.

One round hit a camp of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and two others struck areas near central Baghdad, according to a Coalition Provisional Authority statement. Officials are trying to determine whether rockets or mortar fire caused the explosions.

The "Green Zone" is a highly secured area that includes the Al-Rashid Hotel, which was targeted in an October 26

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pretty damn sad. 04.Nov.2003 10:38

this thing here

the resistance has enough freedom of movement to launch the same attack on the same target two nights in a row.

now what does this say about the "security situation"?

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The AP story with pictures can be found here:
 http://apnews.myway.com/article/20031104/D7UJU1A00.html