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Car Bomb Blasts Entrance to Baghdad's Green Zone

A car bomb exploded at an entrance to the central Baghdad compound housing the U.S.-led administration of Iraq on Thursday, inflicting Iraqi and American casualties, witnesses said. Sirens at the compound, or Green Zone, sounded to indicate an attack and a large cloud of black smoke rose into the sky. The entrance, by Baghdad’s July 14 suspension bridge, leads into the military sector of the Green Zone and is guarded by U.S. soldiers. Cars queue to be inspected at the checkpoint. “We heard a very big explosion, we went outside and we saw one of the cars waiting to be checked on fire,” Qays Mohamed, owner of a bakery nearby, told Reuters. Full Story

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