posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 01:28 AM
The Green Zone, former headquarters of Coalition military and current location of the US and British Embassies in Iraq, has been rocked by a car bomb
exploding at its main entrance. The blast occured at 9:20am local time. At least 10 Iraqis are believed dead and more than 40 injured. Seven of the
fatalities are Iraqi civilians; the other three are National Guardsmen.
One US soldier is believed to be among the injured.
The explosion appeared to originate in a parking lot outside the guarded entrance to the complex. Black smoke can be seen billowing high into the air
over the city.
In addition to the Embassies, the area also contains Baghdad's convention center, Iraqi diplomatic headquarters, and the al Rasheed hotel.
Details to follow . . .
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[edit on 14-7-2004 by Banshee]