Triple Attack in Baghdad
Jul08

Triple Attack in Baghdad

At least 35 people have been killed and over 60 others wounded in coordinated suicide attacks at a Shi’ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, according to local reports. Several gunmen also allegedly stormed the site, opening fire on Eid al-Fitr festival pilgrims. The attacks at the Shi’ite holy site, located 93 kilometers (58 miles) north of Baghdad, began late on Thursday night. One bomber detonated an explosives belt near...

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At least 9 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks
Jun09

At least 9 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

A suicide car bomb attack near a military base north of Baghdad and another blast near a market in the Iraqi capital killed at least nine people Thursday (June 9), police said. Both explosions occurred at around 9:00 am (0600 GMT). The attack by a bus station in Taji, a town just north of Baghdad that is home to one of Iraq’s largest military bases, killed at least five people and wounded 12, a police colonel said. Another car...

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Six killed, 15 wounded in suicide bombing north of Baghdad
Jun04

Six killed, 15 wounded in suicide bombing north of Baghdad

Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 were wounded on Saturday (4 June) when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest near an army checkpoint in Tarmiya, a town just north of Baghdad, police and medical sources said. The bombing comes as the Iraqi army tries to capture Falluja, a stronghold of Islamic State west of the capital. Several bombings have hit Baghdad since the offensive on Falluja started on May 23....

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Bomb attacks kill 11 in Baghdad area: police
May30

Bomb attacks kill 11 in Baghdad area: police

Three bomb blasts in and around Baghdad killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens on Monday in the latest wave of attacks to hit the Iraqi capital, police said. The deadliest attack was a car bomb blast in a market area at around 9:00 am (0600 GMT) that killed at least seven people, according to a police colonel. Hospital officials confirmed the death toll and said at least 20 people were also wounded. In nearby Sadr City, a...

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Iraq: Baghdad Green Zone protests turn violent as security forces open fire
May21

Iraq: Baghdad Green Zone protests turn violent as security forces open fire

Iraqi protesters who stormed into Baghdad’s protected Green Zone were fired on by security forces. Claims by eyewitnesses were confirmed by the military, according to an announcement on state television. Dozens of people were injured from tear gas and live fire, the witnesses said. ‘‘They (the security troops) fired teargas bombs against us. It is something bad. They even shoot us with bullets. They used stun grenades,’‘ said Jabir...

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