September 15, 2009 / 4:43 PM / in 10 years

Mortars hit Baghdad Green Zone during Biden visit

Vice President Joe Biden greets Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari as he arrives in Baghdad, September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ross Colvin

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants fired several mortar bombs or rockets into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone diplomatic compound on Tuesday, during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to the Iraqi capital, police said.

Iraqi police in the Green Zone said two suspected mortar bombs landed near the U.S. embassy compound but did not hit it. There were no reports of casualties. Biden’s exact whereabouts were not immediately known.

Editing by Jon Boyle

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