Posted by: Lister | April 12, 2007

Explosion in the Green Zone

A bomb exploded in the Iraqi parliament’s cafeteria in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified, U.S.-protected Green Zone on Thursday, killing at least two lawmakers and wounding 10 other people.

[…] One of the dead lawmakers was Mohammed Awad, a member of the Sunni National Dialogue Front, said Saleh al-Mutlaq, the leader of the party, which holds 11 seats in Iraq’s legislature. A female Sunni lawmaker from the same list was wounded, he said.

A security official at the building said a second lawmaker, a Shiite member, also was killed.

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  1. At least 8 dead 23 injured

    One theory suggests it may have been smuggled in by an MP’s bodyguard. Reports say two unexploded suicide vests were found.


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