Thursday, March 27, 2008

INCOMING! Diplomats Told to Take Cover in Baghdad - AP

Mar 27, 7:12 PM EDT

Diplomats Told to Take Cover in Baghdad

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has instructed all personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad not to leave reinforced structures due to incoming insurgent rocket fire that has killed two American government workers this week.

In a memo sent Thursday to embassy staff and obtained by The Associated Press, the department says employees are required to wear helmets, body armor and other protective gear if they must venture outside and strongly advises them to sleep in blast-resistant locations instead of the less secure trailers that most occupy. In Full

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