HUFFINGTON POST
05/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Baghdad Green Zone Bombarded With Rockets

Reuters reports that the U.S. Green Zone in Baghdad was bombarded by rockets in one of the heaviest assaults in weeks on the fortified compound:

Militants bombarded Baghdad's Green Zone with rockets on Sunday, taking advantage of the cover of a blinding dust storm to launch one of the heaviest strikes in weeks on the fortified compound.

The strikes appeared to defy a renewed call for a ceasefire issued on Friday by Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, which has seen many of his masked gunmen leave the streets of the Sadr City slum where they hold sway in eastern Baghdad...

...Iraqi police said eight missiles or mortars had hit the Green Zone and another 14 fell in other parts of the Iraqi capital, killing two people and wounding 20.

Fighting continued in al-Sadr's stronghold Sadr City, and a female suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi security forces' checkpoint, killing three people (from CNN):

A female suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi security forces' checkpoint in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing three people, military officials said.

The bombing came as fighting in the capital's Sadr City neighborhood killed at least seven Shiite militants.

The suicide bomber detonated her taxi near Shaab stadium in a mostly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.