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Comical Ali caught: Paper

London, June 25 (Reuters): Britain’s Daily Mirror said today US troops had arrested Iraq’s information minister under Saddam Hussein, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, at a roadblocks in a Baghdad suburb.

There was no immediate reaction from Washington.

The ex-minister, dubbed “Comical Ali” for proclaiming the defeat of US forces even as they moved into Baghdad, had been hiding out at a relative’s house watching satellite TV, but was caught on Monday night, the paper said in a report from Baghdad.

“He has some serious talking to do... this time,” a “senior coalition source” was quoted as saying. There was no independent confirmation of the story and no other sourcing.

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