|Shiite militants lobbed rockets and mortar shells into the Green Zone and a military base in Baghdad Sunday, killing three American troops and wounding 31. US commanders blame what they call Iranian-backed rogue militia groups for launching missiles against American forces. Fighting erupted in Sadr City after Iraqi troops backed by US soldiers and attack helicopters advanced deeper into the enclave of 2.5 million people.
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