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Baghdad robbers grab $1m in cash

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One person died in a bomb attack near a university in central Baghdad

18 injured when Marine helicopter goes down in Iraq<!--startclickprintexclude--><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="25" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td><!--endclickprintexclude-->Updated 12/11/2006 8:02 PM ET<!--startclickprintexclude--></td> <td align="right">
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Enlarge</td> <td class="photoCredit" align="right" width="165">By Thaier al-Sudani, Reuters</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" height="1">
</td> </tr> <tr><td colspan="2" class="photoCredit">An Iraqi soldier and a policeman inspect the scene of a car bomb attack Monday in a parking lot of Mahmoun University in Baghdad.</td> </tr> </tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>

</td></tr></tbody></table><!--startclickprintinclude--> <!-- EdSysObj ID="SandboxLede" FRAGMENTID="13831414" jriley --><script type="text/javascript">swapContent('firstHeader','applyHeader');</script><!--endclickprintexclude-->BAGHDAD ? A Marine helicopter made a hard landing Monday in a remote desert area of Anbar province, injuring 18 people, the third U.S. aircraft to go down in the insurgent stronghold in two weeks.
The military also announced that three American soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing north of the capital on Sunday, putting December on track to be one of the deadliest months of the war.

</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!-- E IIMA --> <!-- S SF --> Iraqi gunmen disguised as soldiers have stolen $1m (?0.51m, 0.76m euro) in cash en route to Baghdad's central bank.
The 10 men, who were wearing Iraqi army uniforms, ambushed the security vehicle and stole bags of cash.
Four private security guards were kidnapped during the robbery, which happened in the Iraqi capital's busy Sadoun Street.
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High-ranking female officer from Pendleton killed

By: MARK WALKER and JOE BECK - Staff Writers

CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine major from Camp Pendleton has become the highest-ranking female service member to die in Iraq since the start of the war.

Maj. Megan McClung, 34, a Camp Pendleton public affairs officer who was serving with the I Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, was killed Wednesday in the insurgent hotbed Anbar province in a roadside bomb explosion in the city of Ramadi.