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Several Killed By Car Bombs Near Baghdad's Green Zone

Multiple car bombs have exploded near Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, killing at least 13 people.

The Green Zone is home to the prime minister's office and several Western embassies. One of the bombs on February 5 detonated opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

One of the blasts occurred when a suicide bomber driving a car blew himself up outside a restaurant. Another explosion happened near Khullani Square in central Baghdad.

No one has yet claimed responsibility.

The blasts came a day after two rockets were fired into the Green Zone, and are likely to heighten concerns about Iraq's ability to protect strategic sites as security deteriorates across the country.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP