A fire that U.S. military officers blamed on an Iraqi guerrilla attack set off a chain of fierce explosions at a U.S.-controlled munitions dump today, sending rockets, missiles and other ordnance shrieking into residential neighborhoods in this southern Baghdad suburb.
the weapons stockpile was started by the Hussein government and built upon by U.S. troops after they conquered Baghdad. He said no demolitions of weapons had occurred since the Army took control of the site from Marines about a week ago.
The most severe damage today appeared to come from old Soviet-made Frog-7 rockets, according to Army officials.
It figures that most of the damage was done by Russian built rockets with a French name.