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Baghdad Bombers Hit Green Zone Checkpoint

The New York Times April 18, 2011

BAGHDAD — A spate of violence spread across Baghdad on Monday, including a series of explosions at a checkpoint to the heavily fortified Green Zone, killing at least six people and wounding at least 30, including a former high-ranking official.

The attacks, which ended nearly three months of relative calm in Baghdad, demonstrated that as the United States prepares to withdraw its troops by the end of the year the security situation in Baghdad remains tenuous and the Green Zone remains a target of insurgents.

At 8 a.m., an explosive device was detonated near Baghdad University, injuring two people, government officials said. Sounds of gunfire broke out throughout the city and a few minutes later a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at the Green Zone checkpoint.

April 18, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Iraq, Safety and Security Issues | , ,

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