BREAKING – Iraqi Parliament Bombed, Two Dead
A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in the Iraqi parliament’s cafeteria in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified, U.S.-protected Green Zone, killing at least two lawmakers and wounding 10 other people.
The blast in the parliament building came hours after a suicide truck bomb exploded on a major bridge in Baghdad, collapsing the steel structure and sending cars tumbling into the Tigris River, police and witnesses said. At least 10 people were killed.
The parliament bomber struck the cafeteria while several lawmakers were eating lunch, officials said. In addition to the two dead, 10 people were wounded — eight lawmakers and two workers.
Lovely. Certainly, this doesn’t speak well of the added security provided by the so-called Surge. On the other hand, a direct assault on the democratically elected legislature could well backfire.