Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Mortars in the IZ

Back to Kurdistan in a little bit (and yes, I realize I'm dragging out these posts a bit).

In case anybody is paying attention to the news, we did receive some mortar fire today, and last night just before midnight as well. These rounds were nowhere near my office or trailer, so don't worry, I'm fine.

One person was killed, however . . . a sad reminder that this is still a dangerous place.

BAGHDAD, July 19, 2006 (AFP) - Two mortars slammed into Baghdad's Green Zone, the heavily fortified enclave that is seat of the Iraqi government and houses the US and British embassies, killing one person and wounding two, a security source said.

The US military confirmed the mortars had struck but could not provide a casualty report.

Smoke could be seen pouring off the impact sites in the zone, and police officials said a car had been set on fire.