Thursday, April 12, 2007

At least 2 lawmakers killed as explosion rocks Parliament canteen in major security breach of Green Zone

Thick smoke rises from the site of an earlier explosion which collapsed Baghdad's Al-Sarafiyah bridge, plunging cars into the Tigris and killing at least 10.

BAGHDAD -- A bomb rocked Iraq's parliament building in the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday, killing at least two lawmakers in a stunning security breach in the third month of a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown on violence in the capital, officials said...

The bomb in parliament went off in a cafeteria while several lawmakers were eating lunch, initial media reports said. In addition to the two dead, at least four people were wounded...

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said no Americans were hurt in the blast.

Read the rest at the NY Times