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2006-07-21 11:50:39

By Ahmed Rasheed and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed two worshippers at mosques in Iraq during Friday prayers and authorities extended a daytime curfew on the capital Baghdad after one of the bloodiest weeks this year. On the eve of a high-profile meeting intended to demonstrate reconciliation among sectarian and ethnic factions before a White House visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, leaders admitted despair on the chances of averting all-out civil war. "Iraq...

2006-07-21 09:46:50

By Ahmed Rasheed and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed two worshippers at mosques in Iraq during Friday prayers and the authorities extended a daytime curfew on Baghdad after one of the bloodiest weeks this year. On the eve of a high-profile meeting intended to demonstrate reconciliation among sectarian and ethnic factions ahead of a White House visit by the prime minister, senior leaders admitted to despair about the chances of averting all-out civil war. "Iraq as a...

2006-07-18 01:50:21

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers after they boarded a minibus in a market in a Shi'ite city in Iraq on Tuesday, killing 59 people and sparking clashes between protesters and police, witnesses and officials said. The blast, some 50-100 meters from a Shi'ite shrine in the southern city of Kufa, tore through the minibus after it had pulled out of the crowded market. Hospital and security sources said 132 people were wounded in the blast, which...

2006-07-18 00:10:40

KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers near a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa on Tuesday, killing 15 and wounding 21, police said. Hospital sources said they had received 17 bodies after the blast hit a crowded market 50-100 meters from the mosque in Kufa, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad. Policemen who arrived in the scene were pelted with rocks by angry supporters of a radical Shi'ite cleric who has many followers in Kufa, near the holy...

2006-07-15 08:20:20

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms abducted the head of Iraq's national Olympic committee and 50 other people including bodyguards and committee staff as they met in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said. Police said the body of one of the guards was found dumped in a street in Karrada in central Baghdad shortly afterwards, not far from the conference center where the officials had been meeting. The guard had been shot in the head. Police and Interior Ministry...

2006-07-15 08:00:25

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms abducted the head of Iraq's national Olympic committee and 50 other people including bodyguards and committee staff as they met in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said. Police said the body of one of the guards was found dumped in a street in Karrada in central Baghdad shortly afterwards, not far from the conference center where the officials had been meeting. The guard had been shot in the head. Police and Interior Ministry...

2006-07-15 06:46:14

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms abducted the head of Iraq's national Olympic committee and 50 other people including bodyguards and committee staff as they met in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said. Police said the body of one of the guards was found dumped in a street in Karrada in central Baghdad shortly afterwards, not far from the conference center where the officials had been meeting. The guard had been shot in the head. Police and Interior Ministry...

2006-07-14 11:09:01

By Sherko Raouf KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed an Iraqi army checkpoint in northern Iraq on Friday, killing 12 soldiers and wounding one, in one of the deadliest single attacks in months against the U.S.-trained Iraqi forces. In more bloodshed that has pushed Iraq close to sectarian civil war, bomb and mortar rounds aimed at mosques killed nine people in and near Baghdad, while in the south gunmen sprayed a minibus with machinegun fire, killing five Shi'ite pilgrims....

2006-07-14 05:51:05

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted in the street killed at least seven people and wounded five as they left a Sunni mosque in northern Baghdad after Friday prayers, police said. Further details of the incident at the Ismail al-Qubaisi mosque were not immediately available. At around the same time, six mortar rounds hit a Shi'ite mosque in Balad Ruz, a town northeast of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five, police said. Scores of people have been killed in tit-for-tat...

2006-07-14 05:38:15

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted in the street killed at least seven people and wounded five as they left a Sunni mosque in northern Baghdad after Friday prayers, police said. Further details of the incident at the Ismail al-Qubaisi mosque were not immediately available. Scores of people have been killed in tit-for-tat sectarian violence between Shi'ite and minority Sunni Muslims over the past week in the capital. Sunni and Shi'ite mosques were targeted in bomb and mortar attacks...


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