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Three Blasts Strike Baghdad Hotels

Three hotels in downtown Baghdad were attacked Monday, leaving at least 36 people dead and 70 wounded. The Sheraton Hotel, just across the Tigris River from the Green Zone, was hit first, around 3:40 p.m. Minutes later, two other blasts struck the Babylon Hotel and the al-Hamra Hotel. The hotels are frequented by businesspeople and Western journalists.