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2/2/06-Baghdad, Iraq

Deadly Strikes In Iraq

At least four people have died in new violence in Iraq, one of them apparently in a U.S. air strike.

U.S. commanders confirm that an American helicopter fired rockets into a crowded shiite neighborhood today after it was fired on by gunmen. A spokesman says it happened as U-S troops pursued a "known terrorist."

The military says it can't confirm casualties but residents say a 20-year-old housewife was killed.

A roadside bomb blew up in another Baghdad neighborhood, killing three Iraqi army soldiers in a convoy. Near the northern city of Kirkuk, an oil processing facility was hit by a mortar barrage, sparking a huge fire

U-S troops have sealed off the site as firefighters struggle to extinguish the blaze.

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