BAGHDAD, July 5 (KUNA) -- Several blasts killed three and wounded five in
various parts of Baghdad on Monday, the police said.
A roadside bomb in the Al-Zaafaraniya south of the capital killed one
policeman, wounded three and two civilians.
Meanwhile, two bombs in the Al-I'lam area south of Baghdad wounded three
The blasts come hours after two mortar shells fell near the U.S. embassy as
Vice President Joe Biden visits Iraq for talks with government officials.
Lt. Gen. Qassem Atta, head of operations in the capital, told KUNA that two
katyusha rockets landed in the Green Zone shortly before 1000 local time.
"One of the rockets did not explode, while the other caused heavy damage,"
Eyewitnesses from the area, which houses government buildings and
diplomatic mission, said that sirens wailed before the two rockets landed.
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