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Rocket Strike in Green Zone July 4

BBC News July 5, 2011

In the heart of the capital, a rocket strike on the edge of the Green Zone on Monday night killed three women and two children when it landed on the grounds of the al-Rasheed hotel, Baghdad security spokesman Maj Gen Qassim Atta said.

Ten people were wounded and 25 caravans – occupied by workers at the hotel – were set ablaze. Two men have been arrested, Gen Atta said.

The AP news agency said the rocket attack came as American officials were holding Fourth of July celebrations at the US embassy nearby.

July 5, 2011 - Posted by | Iraq, Safety and Security Issues | ,

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