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General injured by roadside bomb in Iraq.

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Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, the commanding general of the Gulf Region Division, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq today. Dorko, who is the highest-ranking American officer to be hurt since the war began in March 2003, is in stable condition. CNN reports:

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CNN Senior Pentagon Correspondent Jamie McIntyre notes that Dorko’s injury shows “that even as U.S. troop casualties are coming down, Iraq remains a very deadly place.”

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