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Latest 23 November 2006 Sadr City bombings Stories

2006-08-18 11:50:48

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government announced a two-day vehicle ban in parts of Baghdad on Friday, fearing an attack on a major Shi'ite religious festival amid unrelenting sectarian bloodshed in the capital that has killed thousands. Nearly 1,000 Shi'ite pilgrims were killed in a stampede during last year's ceremony, when a crowd heading toward the shrine of a revered imam in Kadhimiya in northern Baghdad was panicked by rumors of a suicide bomber. It was the...

2006-08-02 07:15:16

By Omar al-Ibadi and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Shi'ite civilians charged with guarding neighborhoods in Iraq marched through Baghdad on Wednesday in a show of force likely to stir passions in a country ravaged by sectarian violence. Young men in civilian uniforms and headbands, all members of what is known as the popular committees, chanted as a speaker called on them to crush "terrorists" and loyalists of ousted President Saddam Hussein leading a Sunni Arab...

2006-07-14 05:51:05

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted in the street killed at least seven people and wounded five as they left a Sunni mosque in northern Baghdad after Friday prayers, police said. Further details of the incident at the Ismail al-Qubaisi mosque were not immediately available. At around the same time, six mortar rounds hit a Shi'ite mosque in Balad Ruz, a town northeast of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five, police said. Scores of people have been killed in tit-for-tat...

2006-07-10 02:09:33

By Lutfi Abu Oun and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs blasted a Baghdad area that is a stronghold of Shiite militia fighters on Monday, a day after gunmen stormed through a Sunni area and killed over 40 in a dramatic escalation of sectarian violence in the city. Police said at least seven people were killed and 17 wounded in the blasts in east Baghdad, 200 meters (yards) apart near a telephone exchange in the Talbiya district. It is a bastion of the Mehdi Army...

2006-07-07 06:22:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bomb blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in Baghdad shortly after noon prayers on Friday, killing at least five people and wounding nine, police said. Seven people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded outside a third Sunni mosque in Baquba, a town 64 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad in Diyala province, police said. Three people were killed and two wounded when a mortar round landed on a mosque in the capital's northern al-Wazeriya district, while two people were...

2006-07-05 23:51:46

KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded early on Thursday at a Shi'ite Muslim shrine near the holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, killing seven people, mostly pilgrims from neighboring Iran, police said. It was not immediately clear how many other people were wounded in the dawn explosion at Kufa, a religious center on the outskirts of Najaf, some 10 km (6 miles) from the center of the city. Witnesses said two buses outside the Maithem al-Tamar shrine were burned out. Since...

2006-07-01 04:18:48

By Ali Jasim and Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a market in a poor Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 60 people and wounding 80 in the bloodiest attack in Iraq for three months, police and Interior Ministry sources said. Around the same time, a Sunni Arab member of parliament and seven of her guards were abducted in the city, colleagues said. Police said the market bomb went off in mid-morning as a police patrol was passing a parked car...

2006-07-01 03:20:00

By Ali Jasim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a crowded market in a poor Shi'ite district of eastern Baghdad on Saturday, killing 35 people and wounding 48 in the bloodiest attack in the capital for weeks. A Sunni Arab member of parliament and seven of her bodyguards were abducted by gunmen in the northeast of the capital, colleagues said. Police said the market bomb went off as a police patrol was passing a parked car in the Sadr City district, a stronghold of the Mehdi...

2006-07-01 03:15:32

By Ali Jasim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a crowded market in a poor Shi'ite district of eastern Baghdad on Saturday, killing 35 people and wounding 48 in the bloodiest attack in the capital for weeks. A Sunni Arab member of parliament and seven of her bodyguards were abducted by gunmen in the northeast of the capital, colleagues said. Police said the market bomb went off as a police patrol was passing a parked car in the Sadr City district, a stronghold of the Mehdi...

2006-04-30 02:49:37

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted inside a minibus exploded in Baghdad's Shi'ite Sadr City neighborhood on Sunday, wounding seven people, police sources said. Sunni insurgents have stepped up bombings of buses in recent weeks, stirring already high sectarian passions. A bomb inside a minibus in Sadr City earlier this week killed two people and wounded five. Sadr City, a sprawling slum in eastern Baghdad, is a stronghold of radical Shi'ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr,...


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