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Green Zone ‘mortar’ actually car bomb

Sahar Issa reports for McClatchy Newspapers:

An explosion Monday in Baghdad's Green Zone that Iraqi officials at first attributed to a rocket that had landed in a parking lot was in fact a suicide car bomb that detonated at the entrance to the parliament building and killed five people, officials revealed Tuesday.

The admission that a suicide car bomber had penetrated the fortified Green Zone, the first suicide attack there since April 2007, sent a wave of concern across the capital about the abilities, and loyalties, of Iraq's security agencies.

The attack targeted the speaker of parliament, Osama al-Nujaifi, according to al-Nujaifi's spokesman. The speaker was uninjured.

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