Two Rockets Hit Baghdad's Green Zone, Car Bombs Kill 10

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February 04, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
Rockets hit Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone", home to the prime minister's office and several Western embassies, on Tuesday and car bombs elsewhere in the capital killed 10 people, police and medical sources said. One soldier was killed in the rare attack on the Green Zone, which is likely to heighten concerns about Iraq's ability to protect strategic sites as security deteriorates. A car bomb in south Baghdad's al-Maalif neighborhood killed two people and three died in a blast in the Bayaa quarter. Police found the bullet-riddled bodies of two government-backed Sunni militiamen in Mishahda, north of Baghdad.