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2006-08-07 23:51:41

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three separate roadside bomb attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday killed at least nine people, Iraqi police sources said. Two of the blasts targeted police and the third was aimed at one of Baghdad's busiest bus stations, said the sources. Eight people were wounded in the attacks. The United States has boosted its troop levels in the Iraqi capital in an effort to stop insurgent and sectarian violence, which has raised fears of full-blown civil war,...

2006-08-07 01:23:49

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces raided a suspected death squad in mostly Shi'ite east Baghdad early on Monday, the U.S. military said, and a police source said they fought with militia there for several hours. The police source said that 18 people had been wounded and two killed in the fighting in Sadr City, a stronghold of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose supporters are part of the ruling Shi'ite coalition. A U.S. military statement said that Iraqi forces...

2006-08-06 12:33:14

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troop reinforcements have begun arriving in Baghdad to help Iraqi forces try to regain control of the streets amid worsening sectarian violence that U.S. generals fear is pushing the country toward civil war. In the northern town of Tikrit, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mourning ceremony, killing at least 10 people and wounding 20, police said. Iraq's Ministry of Defense on Sunday confirmed the arrival of the first units of the 172nd...

2006-08-06 07:59:49

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troop reinforcements have begun arriving in Baghdad to help Iraqi forces try to regain control of the capital's streets amid worsening sectarian violence that U.S. generals fear is pushing the country toward civil war. Iraq's Ministry of Defense on Sunday confirmed the arrival of the first units of the 172nd Stryker Combat Team from the northern city of Mosul after U.S. soldiers were seen patrolling in some of the capital's predominantly Sunni...

2006-08-03 10:10:59

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops opened fire on a convoy carrying supporters of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr at a checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, wounding at least 16 people, Iraqi police said. The U.S. military said it was checking the report and had no immediate comment. A Mahmudiya police source said the convoy, transporting Sadr supporters from the holy city of Najaf to Baghdad for a rally on Friday, had been passing by a U.S. base in the flashpoint town of...

2006-08-03 09:30:46

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and 32 wounded by a roadside bomb that exploded among street vendors in central Baghdad on Thursday, a police source said. The source said the bomb appeared to have been buried in rubbish in Amin Street in Shorja District and that most of the casualties were civilians. Violence in Iraq's capital and other restive areas is claiming around 100 lives every day. Thursday's attack followed a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday evening...

2006-08-03 09:31:13

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and 32 wounded by a roadside bomb that exploded among street vendors in central Baghdad on Thursday, a police source said. The source said the bomb appeared to have been buried in rubbish in Amin Street in Shorja District and that most of the casualties were civilians. Violence in Iraq's capital and other restive areas is claiming around 100 lives every day. Thursday's attack followed a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday evening...

2006-08-03 07:22:03

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Thursday in a roadside bomb in Al-Amin, an eastern district of Baghdad, a police source said. A further 14 were wounded. The casualties appeared to be civilians, rather than members of the security forces, the police source said. Violence in Iraq's capital and other restive areas is claiming around 100 lives every day. Thursday's attack followed a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday evening next to a soccer pitch which killed 12...

2006-08-01 11:33:47

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombings and shootings killed up to 61 people in Iraq on Tuesday, including at least 26 soldiers, undermining the government's attempts to show it can suppress unremitting violence. A roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with Iraqi troops on a road between Tikrit and Baiji, north of Baghdad, killed at least 23, the army said. In the northwestern town of Tal Afar, a car bomb killed three more Iraqi soldiers and wounded four, police...

2006-08-01 11:03:47

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombings and shootings killed up to 58 people in Iraq on Tuesday, including at least 26 soldiers, undermining the new government's attempts to show it can suppress the unremitting violence. A roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with Iraqi troops on a road between Tikrit and Baiji, north of Baghdad, killed at least 23, the army said. In the northwestern town of Tal Afar, a car bomb killed three more Iraqi soldiers and wounded four,...


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