Three massive vehicle bombs exploded Monday near the Palestine Hotel, home to many foreign journalists, killing at least 20 people.
Dramatic television pictures showed one of the bombers driving a cement truck through the concrete blast walls that guard the hotel then blowing up his vehicle.
Iraq's national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaei, said the attack _ which appeared well planned _ was "very clear" effort to take over the hotel and take foreign and Arab journalists as hostages, AP reported. V.A.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18