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2006-07-19 01:02:00

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five people were killed and 22 wounded in a triple bomb attack on Wednesday near central Baghdad's Technology University, police said. Following a car bomb blast, two bombs planted nearby exploded a few minutes later, apparently targeting a crowd that gathered at the scene. Three policemen were among the wounded. In the northern oil capital of Kirkuk, a bomb outside a cafe killed four people and wounded 16, police said. Various ethnic groups, notably Kurds and...

2006-07-19 00:37:45

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and nearly 20 wounded in a triple bomb attack on Wednesday near central Baghdad's Technology University, police said. Following a car bomb blast, two bombs planted nearby exploded a few minutes later. One police source put the death toll at five dead and 17 wounded, another at three dead and 19 wounded. Three policemen were among the wounded, they said. More than 100 people have been killed in two major attacks in the past two...

2006-07-18 07:31:55

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber pulled his van into a busy market on Tuesday, lured labourers with job offers and blew himself up, killing scores in one of the worst attacks in Iraq since the new government was installed in April. The blast in the Shi'ite city of Kufa killed 59 people and sparked clashes between police and angry protesters, dealing a fresh blow to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's efforts to promote national reconciliation and avoid a slide...

2006-07-17 08:36:41

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen killed over 50 people in an attack around a crowded market in a violent town near Baghdad on Monday, one of the bloodiest incidents in Iraq this year. Local officials and residents in Mahmudiya, as well as the U.S. military whose troops were later on the scene, said a large number of gunmen stormed the market in the religiously mixed town after a barrage of mortars and grenades. It was a rare form of attack against civilians. Car...

2006-07-17 02:45:49

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 42 people were killed and 33 wounded when a car bomb exploded in a market in the town of Mahmudiya south of Baghdad on Monday, police sources said. Police had earlier reported that gunmen had attacked the market. Some police sources said the police had engaged in a firefight with the gunmen, while others said the shots were fired by police to disperse crowds after the car bomb blast.

2006-07-14 09:07:44

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint in northern Iraq on Friday, killing 12 soldiers and wounding one, Iraqi army Major General Anwar Hamad Ameen said. Ameen told Reuters the gunmen attacked the soldiers in Rashaad, 40 km (24 miles) south of Kirkuk, with rocket propelled grenades and machineguns at 3.30 p.m. (1130 GMT). The Defense Ministry confirmed the incident but said it had no details. "This area is a stronghold for Takfirists and terrorists," he said....

2006-07-13 08:54:00

By Hamid Fadhil SAMAWA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq took full control of a province from foreign troops for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion on Thursday, but clashes in Baghdad underlined the security challenges facing the new government. Addressing a ceremony to mark the handover of southern Muthanna province from British-led troops to Iraqis, Iraq's prime minister warned that insurgents would try to stage attacks to mar a day "written with golden letters in Iraq's...

2006-07-11 12:35:00

By Ibon Villelabeitia and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior lawmaker warned on Tuesday Iraq was descending into civil war after gunmen in a Sunni area of Baghdad killed 10 people on a minibus returning from a Shi'ite funeral in a fresh bout of sectarian violence. Fifteen other civilians and an Iraqi policeman were killed by two suicide bombers in explosives-laden vests and a roadside bomb outside the main public entrance to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone government compound, the U.S....

2006-07-11 08:46:58

By Ibon Villelabeitia and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior lawmaker warned on Tuesday that Iraq was descending into civil war after gunmen in a Sunni area of Baghdad killed 10 people on a minibus returning from a Shi'ite funeral in a fresh bout of sectarian violence. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the fortified Green Zone government compound, killing five people and wounding 10, as parliament prepared to meet nearby. An hour later, a car bomb killed three and wounded...

2006-07-11 07:47:48

Ibon Villelabeitia and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior lawmaker warned on Tuesday that Iraq was descending into civil war after gunmen in a Sunni area of Baghdad killed 10 in an ambush on a minibus returning from a Shiite funeral. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the fortified Green Zone government compound, killing five people and wounding 10, as parliament prepared to meet nearby. An hour later, a car bomb killed three and wounded seven in central Karrada...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin