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2006-08-01 10:11:05

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombings and shootings killed up to 55 people in Iraq on Tuesday, including at least 23 soldiers, attacks some angry residents said showed the new government was unable to stop the violence wrecking the country. 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. A British soldier was killed in a mortar attack on an army base in the...

2006-08-01 06:51:25

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombings and shootings killed at least 50 people on Tuesday, including 23 Iraqi soldiers, in the latest blows to the new government's efforts to inspire confidence in the country's security forces. A roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with soldiers on a road between Tikrit and Baiji, north of Baghdad, killed at least 23, the army said. In Baghdad, a suicide bomber in a car targeted soldiers collecting their salaries from a bank...

2006-08-01 06:15:14

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombings and shootings killed at least 50 people on Tuesday, including 23 Iraqi soldiers, in the latest blows to the new government's efforts to inspire confidence in the country's security forces. A roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with soldiers on a road between Tikrit and Baiji, north of Baghdad, killed at least 23, the army said. In Baghdad, a suicide bomber in a car targeted soldiers collecting their salaries from a bank...

2006-07-31 10:07:45

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Raging sectarian violence has pushed up the number of refugees in Iraq by 20,000 in the last 10 days alone, the migration ministry said on Monday. It said in a statement the total number of people displaced has reached 182,154. The crisis is likely to be far graver because ministry figures include only those who formally ask for aid within the country, some of them living in tented camps. By excluding thousands fleeing abroad or quietly seeking...

2006-07-31 07:09:51

By Aseel Kami and Omar Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing uniforms of Iraqi security forces kidnapped 25 people from an office in central Baghdad in broad daylight on Monday, police said. The gunmen pulled up in 15 four-wheel-drive vehicles and kidnapped employees and customers at the office on a street in Arasat, once a thriving commercial district that has seen many businesses close due to violence ravaging the country. Some witnesses said the offices were those of the...

2006-07-31 06:05:50

By Aseel Kami and Omar Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing uniforms of Iraqi security forces kidnapped 25 people from an office in central Baghdad in broad daylight on Monday, police said. The gunmen pulled up in 15 four-wheel-drive vehicles and kidnapped employees and customers at the office on a street in Arasat, once a thriving commercial district that has seen many businesses close due to violence ravaging the country. Some witnesses said the offices were those of the...

2006-07-28 06:41:48

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A mortar bomb struck a mosque in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least four people, police said. Six people were wounded in the incident which took place at the al-Alee al-A'atheem Sunni Arab mosque on the southern outskirts of Baghdad. The attack came after a car bomb and mortar rounds killed at least 27 people in central Baghdad on Thursday.

2006-07-27 01:57:07

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortar rounds killed at least five people and wounded 19 in central Baghdad on Thursday, police sources said. The bomb exploded and the mortars landed close to each other in Karrada, a mostly Shi'ite district with busy shopping areas.

2006-07-27 01:25:51

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several bombs and mortar rounds were heard in central Baghdad on Thursday. Police said there was no word on casualties. The explosions were heard in Karrada, a mostly Shi'ite district with busy shopping areas.

2006-07-26 09:45:24

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in police uniforms kidnapped 17 people from a central Baghdad apartment building in broad daylight on Wednesday, Interior Ministry sources said, highlighting lawlessness afflicting the country. The latest abductions came a day after President Bush and Iraq's prime minister agreed in Washington that more U.S. and Iraqi troops will move into the city to try to curb sectarian violence that has raised fears of all-out civil war. The...