Baghdad was on virtual lockdown Friday as a tough new curfew ordered everyone off the streets of the Iraqi capital and five other cities until 5 p.m. Sunday.
That restriction didn't stop someone from firing rockets and mortar rounds into the capital's heavily fortified International Zone, commonly known as the Green Zone. One slammed into the office of one of Iraq's vice presidents, Tareq al-Hashemi, killing two guards.
At least 14 people were killed and 61 wounded Friday during clashes between Iraqi security forces and insurgents in Sadr City, a Shiite stronghold in Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said. Read full article »