Thursday, October 14, 2004

Iraq Blasts Kill 4 U.S. Workers in Breach of Baghdad Compound

Thursday, two bombs went off at 1:00 p.m. local time in Baghdad's Green Zone which killed 10 people, four of whom were americans. The Green Zone houses the U.S. and U.K. embassies and government officials. The area is the most protected area in the Iraqi capital. One bomb went off in area known as the Vendors' alley while another went off by the Green Zone Cafe. The group run by Iraq's most wanted man, the Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said it had carried out the bombings. In Fallujah, coalition forces carried out three strikes on sites linked to Zarqawi, the military said in separate e-mailed statements. The city of west of Baghdad is a suspected base for insurgents led by Zarqawi. Also, the U.S. struck a weapons depot in southern Fallujah, and a suspected safe house used by Zarqawi's network at 1:05 p.m. Thursday.