A bomb has gone off in the Iraqi town of Rashidiyah. AL JAZEERA reports it was "a car bombing at an outdoor market" and so far there are 9 deaths reported ("dozens" more injured). Sinan Salaheddin (AP) updates the count to 12 dead and thirty-seven injured.
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F. Brinley Bruton (NBC NEWS) reports, "According to a count by NBC News, some 75 percent of the streets around
the fortified Green Zone — which houses government buildings and
diplomatic missions — were closed during the morning. "
Protecting the Green Zone always trumps other issues.
And today, they have another reason to protect it: Parliament is back in session.