Rockets hit Baghdad’s heavily fortified “Green Zone”, home to the prime minister’s office and several Western embassies, on Tuesday and car bombs elsewhere in the capital killed 10 people, police and medical sources said.

One soldier was killed in the rare attack on the Green Zone, which is likely to heighten concerns about Iraq’s ability to protect strategic sites as security deteriorates.

The car bombs struck mostly Shi’ite districts, including Shurta, in the southwest of Baghdad, where four people were killed in a crowded market, the police and medical sources said. […]