Saturday, December 4, 2004
BAGHDAD — Two car bombs were detonated outside an Iraqi police station near the Green Zone here Saturday, killing 16 and wounding dozens.
The attacks occurred near the Checkpoint 2 entrance at 9:30 a.m. Immediately after the blasts, a small arms attack was launched by rebels on Checkpoint 1.
Entrances into the Green Zone, frequented by foreigners and journalists, were immediately sealed.
Among the four killed were police officers, and between 35 and 60 were reportedly wounded.
== Sources ==
Jamie McIntyre, Nic Robertson, Jane Arraf, Kasra Naji, Cal Perry, Nermeen Al-Mufti, Mohammed Tawfeeq, Faris Qasira and Kianne Sadeq. "Bombs outside Baghdad's Green Zone kill 16" — CNN, 4 December, 2004Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press. "Car bomb in Baghdad kills 7, mostly police, day after 16 officers are killed" — boston.com, 4 December, 2004