Baghdad Green Zone under attack

Smoke seen rising over the Iraqi capital.

    A US helicopter flies over thick smoke rising from the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad [AFP]

    The Green Zone, on the west side of the Tigris, is Baghdad's most secure area but has been a frequent target for rockets and mortar bombs.

    The strikes have become more frequent and more accurate recently.

    A mortar attack last week killed one employee of a hotel in the zone. There were also a number of casualties in April and May.

    On April 12, a suicide bomber killed one politician in the parliament building in the worst breach of security in the zone since the March 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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