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2006-08-29 23:43:28

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb outside an Iraqi army recruiting center in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, killed at least three people and wounded 25 on Wednesday, a police source said. A second police officer put the death toll at five. The sources said the bomb, which they initially believed to have been planted in a car, appeared to have been packed on a bicycle. Crowds of young men outside recruiting centers for the army and police have been frequent targets of suicide bombers.

2006-08-28 02:32:49

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing outside Iraq's Ministry of Interior on Monday climbed to 13, police sources said. The attack by a suicide bomber in a car also wounded 35 people. Ministry sources said at least 10 people were killed and 28 wounded, citing casualties from one hospital.

2006-08-27 02:59:34

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb in central Baghdad killed five people and wounded 10 on Sunday, police said. The blast, which shook central Baghdad and sent columns of black smoke into the air, took place on Saadoun Street, a busy commercial area, police said. The target of the attack was not clear, but there is a hotel complex nearby and Iraqi police and army have checkpoints on Saadoun Street.

2006-08-27 00:33:12

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside the offices of the state-run newspaper al-Sabah in Baghdad on Sunday, killing two people and wounding 20 others, police said. Police said the car was parked in a lot outside the building and more than 20 cars were destroyed or on fire. They also said al-Sabah's offices, in the northern Waziriya district, had been severely damaged by the blast, but witnesses spoke only of broken windows. Insurgents fighting to topple the U.S.-backed...

2006-08-26 15:16:10

DUBAI (Reuters) - A little known Iraqi Islamist militant group said on Saturday it had kidnapped a Turkish employee of a Turkish firm and demanded Ankara sever its ties with Baghdad's government for his release. "We demand that the Turkish government closes this company and severs all forms of dealings with the traitorous Iraqi government which is allied with the occupation," said the Brigades of the Lions of Righteousness in a statement posted on a Web site used by militants. The...

2006-08-19 01:02:03

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government ordered all vehicles off the streets of the capital, fearing a possible attack on thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims gathering in Baghdad on Saturday to mark the death of a revered 8th Century imam. The government on Friday announced a two-day vehicle ban in areas around the imam's shrine in Khadimiya in northern Baghdad, but the prime minister's office and Defense Ministry said on Saturday it was now Baghdad-wide and would last...

2006-08-16 12:33:09

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda wants to build a political operation in Iraq to broaden its campaign against the U.S.-backed government, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. Citing intelligence mostly gathered since the death of al Qaeda's former leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June, Major General William Caldwell said the militant group appeared to be refining its approach beyond bombings and beheadings. "Al Qaeda in Iraq wants to present itself as a legitimate...

2006-08-16 12:30:00

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda wants to build a political operation in Iraq to broaden its campaign against the U.S.-backed government, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. Citing intelligence mostly gathered since the death of al Qaeda's former leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June, Major General William Caldwell said the militant group appeared to be refining its approach beyond bombings and beheadings. "Al Qaeda in Iraq wants to present itself as a legitimate organization and...

2006-08-10 06:48:13

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 90 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's most revered sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. The attack was the bloodiest since July 18, when 59 people were killed by a suicide bomb in nearby Kufa. That attack was claimed by al Qaeda, which has targeted Shi'ites in a bid to inflame sectarian passions and trigger full-scale civil war. Hospital sources said the Najaf...

2006-08-08 02:24:21

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two roadside bombs killed at least 10 people and wounded 69 in a Baghdad market, police said. The blasts took place in the busy al-Shurja market in central Baghdad.


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