Five die in attack on Iraqi guards' HQ

Insurgents fired mortar rounds at an Iraqi National Guard headquarters in the city of Samarra today, killing four US soldiers and one Iraqi guardsman, the military said.

Insurgents fired mortar rounds at an Iraqi National Guard headquarters in the city of Samarra today, killing four US soldiers and one Iraqi guardsman, the military said.

A fifth US soldier was unaccounted for and 20 others were wounded.

The attack destroyed a joint headquarters used by the Iraqi and US troops.

Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, is in the so-called Sunni Triangle, a hotbed of anti-coalition resistance.

The city was wracked by violence throughout today.

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