Suicide bombing kills 10 at security check-point south of Baghdad
Oct17

Suicide bombing kills 10 at security check-point south of Baghdad

A suicide driver detonated a car packed with explosives at a security check-point south of Baghdad today, killing ten people and wounding 25, police and medical sources said. The blast happened as a convoy of Shi’ite paramilitary fighters drove past the check-point in Yusufiya, 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of the Iraqi capital, the sources said. It caused casualties among police and army personnel manning the position, as well...

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IS car bomb kills at least 7 in Baghdad
Sep06

IS car bomb kills at least 7 in Baghdad

A car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least seven people near a hospital in central Baghdad, police said. The blast was close to the site of a July bombing that killed more than 300 people, in the worst single bomb attack to ever hit the Iraqi capital. An explosives-laden van exploded in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood a little before midnight (2100 GMT), setting several nearby shops on fire,...

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Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children
Jul28

Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children

A mortar attack south of Baghdad at a camp for people displaced from the war with Islamic State killed four children and a woman on Wednesday (July 27), while a separate suicide bombing in a northern district killed a policeman, security sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State regularly bomb security forces and civilian areas in the...

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From Beirut to Baghdad, ‘useless’ bomb detectors guard against disaster
Jul27

From Beirut to Baghdad, ‘useless’ bomb detectors guard against disaster

At a checkpoint in central Beirut, a guard checks a small truck for explosives. He is manning the last security barrier before Lebanon’s parliament building 100 metres away, and relying on a bomb detector that experts say is useless. Holding the device, a swivelling telescopic antenna mounted on a black plastic handgrip, the plain-clothes guard walks by the side of the truck. It does not respond, and the truck is allowed to...

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Suicide car bomber kills at least 14 north of Baghdad
Jul25

Suicide car bomber kills at least 14 north of Baghdad

A suicide car bomber killed at least 14 people including women and children packed into a minibus at a checkpoint outside a central Iraqi town on Monday (July 25) morning, police and hospital sources said. A police officer at the scene said most of the victims died inside their vehicles while waiting to enter Khalis, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad. “We still have charred bodies inside many vehicles including a minibus...

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