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2006-08-04 05:10:45

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A senior Mosul policeman was killed by a car bomb on Friday and heavy clashes between insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces were reported in the city, Iraq's third largest, police sources said. Colonel Jassim Muhammad Bilal and two bodyguards were killed in the blast in the ethnically diverse city, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. Police also reported hheavyeaby clashes between insurgents, Iraqi and U.S. forces after attacks on several police stations....

2006-06-27 04:30:21

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least three people, police said. Police Brigadier Adel Zein al-Aabeddine also said 21 people were wounded. Police said they were looking into reports that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The attack in the ethnically divided oil center of Kirkuk came two days after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki unveiled a national reconciliation plan aimed at tackling the Sunni...

2006-06-27 03:37:07

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding nine, police said. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast at a petrol station amid gunfire, witnesses said. Police said they were looking into reports that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The attack in the ethnically divided oil center of Kirkuk came two days after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki unveiled a national reconciliation...

2006-06-27 03:18:26

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday and many casualties were feared, police said. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast at a petrol station amid gunfire, witnesses said. Police said they were looking into reports that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The attack in the ethnically divided oil center of Kirkuk came two days after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki unveiled a national reconciliation plan aimed at...

2006-06-13 00:54:04

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's northern oil hub city of Kirkuk rose to at least 24 people, police sources said. The sources said the dead were mostly police and civilians. A total of seven bomb attacks were made on several targets, they said.

2006-06-13 00:41:05

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bombings in Iraq's northern oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday rose to at least 14, police sources said. They said at least five bombs exploded, targeting a senior police official, U.S. and Iraqi forces, a law college and the local headquarters of a Kurdish political party.

2006-06-12 23:49:57

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Three bomb attacks killed at least eight people in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said. One bomb targeted a police patrol and another was directed at a crowd that gathered to inspect the damage. A third bomb exploded at the main gate of the police headquarters. It was not immediately clear whether the blasts were from car bombs or suicide bombers.

2006-03-27 04:51:14

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded inside a joint U.S.-Iraq base in Mosul on Monday and many people were feared dead, Interior Ministry sources said. The sources said the explosion targeted Iraqi army recruits. One Interior Ministry source said the attack may have been carried out by a suicide bomber strapped with explosives but it was not immediately possible to verify this.

2006-02-20 02:49:52

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Monday when a bomb exploded inside a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police and hospital sources said. The sources said one policeman and four civilians were killed in the blast near Mosul police headquarters. The restaurant is frequented by police. Insurgents are waging a campaign of bombings, shootings and assassinations in a bid to topple the Iraqi government and drive out U.S.-led troops.

2006-02-17 13:03:55

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A small plane with four Germans and an Iraqi aboard crashed in mountainous northern Iraq on Thursday en route to Iraq from Azerbaijan, the U.S. military and Iraqi officials said on Friday. "I can confirm it was a civilian plane and that the plane crashed," a spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq said. Kameran Ahmad, the director of Sulaiymaniya airport, said aviation officials lost contact with the plane on Thursday when it was flying at 8,000 feet in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.