July 4th, 2010
06:05 PM ET

Mortars hit Green Zone during Biden visit

Three mortar rounds struck harmlessly inside Baghdad's "Green Zone" on Sunday night during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

No damage or injuries were reported from the bombardment, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET). The district, formally known as the International Zone, houses Iraqi government offices and the U.S. Embassy.

Biden landed in Iraq on Saturday to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day holiday with American troops and meet with Iraqi political leaders. A similar attack struck the Green Zone during a Biden visit in September.


Filed under: Iraq • U.S.
soundoff (One Response)
  1. concerned

    3 mortars came into the greenzone approx 20min's ago, Casualties unknown?

    July 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.