“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was unharmed as he ducked behind a podium after a rocket or mortar round landed near the prime minister’s office Thursday while the two men were holding a news conference.” Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki remained claim through the attack. CNN’s Kyra Phillips reported:
For [Maliki] obviously, this is just another day in Iraq, another day in Baghdad. Obviously, the UN Secretary General right there in the middle, talking about a reconstruction plan, had a little bit of a reality check on his first trip to Iraq.