- Title: IRAQ: TWO MORTARS FIRED AT HAMRA HOTEL IN BAGHDAD
- Date: 17th October 2004
- Summary: (U4) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (OCTOBER 17, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. SLV HOUSE WHERE MORTAR LANDED/ HAMRA HOTEL BEHIND (3 SHOTS) 0.20 2. PAN TOP OF HAMRA HOTEL 0.29 3. CU OF DEBRIS (2 SHOTS) 0.37 4. TV DAMAGED CAR IN GARAGE (3 SHOTS) 0.59 5. MCU (Arabic) IRAQI POLICE LIEUTENANT ABBAS FADHIL SAYING "A mortar landed on a house behind al-Hamra Hotel, causing damage but no injuries." 1.22 6. SV MAN BRANDISHING PIECES OF MORTAR 1.29 7. PAN PIECES OF BROKEN GLASS ON FLOOR OF BEDROOM 1.37 8. CU HOTEL THROUGH BROKEN WINDOW OF HOUSE 1.44 9. SLV/LV U.S. SOLDIERS/ VEHICLE ON SCENE (2 SHOTS) 1.56 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 1st November 2004 12:00
- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA6U74W5QD20L9CJ2ZPUPSXW7J7
- Story Text: Two mortars fired at Hamra hotel in Baghdad.
Two mortars were fired at a hotel used by
journalists and foreign contractors in Baghdad on Sunday
(October 17). There were no initial reports of any injuries
One mortar landed in a street close to the Hamra hotel,
a fortified complex popular with Westerners and another hit
close by a couple of minutes later.
"It doesn't appear that anyone was hurt, but we are
checking," said an Iraqi who lives nearby. Residents of the
hotel said they did not think serious damage had been
Insurgents frequently attack hotels used by foreign
contractors and journalists in Baghdad, particularly the
Sheraton and Palestine, which are ringed by high concrete
walls and are guarded by U.S. troops.
At least two rockets hit the Sheraton earlier this
month, damaging several rooms and setting fire to trees at
the front entrance. No one was seriously hurt.
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