2 killed, 8 wounded in rocket attack on Baghdad Green Zone

18:00, July 05, 2011      

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Two people were killed and eight wounded in a rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua Tuesday.

The attack occurred late Monday night when insurgents fired a Katyusha rocket on the zone, which houses some of the Iraqi government offices and foreign embassies, including the U.S. embassy, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The rocket landed on a residential complex for security guards and workers of al-Rasheed Hotel and set on fire many caravans used for their living behind the hotel, the source said.

The rocket was fired from the mainly Shiite neighborhood of al- Zaafaraniyah in southeastern Baghdad, the source added.

The heavily fortified Green Zone has been frequently targeted by insurgents' mortar and rocket attacks. The roughly 10-square-km zone is located on the west bank of the Tigris River, which bisects the Iraqi capital.

Source: Xinhua
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