Police: Rocket attack kills 1 in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a rocket fired at the Green Zone in Baghdad has killed a bystander and wounded four others.

The rocket landed around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near a small hotel across the Tigris River from the heavily fortified area that houses government offices and foreign embassies.

A policeman at the scene said a second Katyusha rocket landed inside the Green Zone but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

A second policeman said one person was killed and four wounded. A doctor confirmed the casualties. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information.

The attacks were launched on the second day of a trade visit to Iraq by Turkey's prime minister.

AFP

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