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US Says 7 Suspects in Custody for Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad


The U.S. military in Iraq says it has detained seven suspects in Saturday's rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Two Americans were killed and four others wounded in the attack.

A U.S. statement says the suspects were caught by U.S. troops in southeastern Baghdad about an hour after the strike, which was recorded by police surveillance cameras.

In other developments Sunday, The Washington Post newspaper says the Bush administration does not have a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

The report quotes U.S. officials as saying U.S. forces will leave only after Iraqi military units take the lead in combat operations. A senior administration official also said a U.S. departure will be linked to a reduction in overall violence, once an elected Iraqi government is operational.

The report says commanders want to withdraw about 15,000 troops by the middle of this year.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.