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In Ambush Lasting Seconds, U.S. Reporter in Iraq Becomes Hostage

BAGHDAD, Jan. 9 -- The call came from reporter Jill Carroll's cell phone, from a young, wary-sounding Iraqi man who said he had just picked up the phone from a sprawled body on a Baghdad street. "The person this phone belongs to was just killed," the caller said.

By Ellen Knickmeyer

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