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Suicide bomber kills 11 at Shi'ite funeral in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 20 at a Shi'ite Muslim funeral in a city northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said, as Iraqi insurgents pursue a campaign of deadly attacks. The bombing took place in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) from of the capital at a funeral for a group of Shi'ite shepherds who had been killed by unidentified gunmen outside the city.

Car bomb near Iraqi cafe used by Sunni militia kills 11

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a cafe in northeastern Iraq on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 23, police said, as the country grapples with its deadliest violence in at least five years. The explosion took place in Buhriz, 60 km (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, close to a cafe popular with members of the government-backed Sunni Muslim Sahwa militia. The force of the explosion pushed Ahmed Saied off his chair at a nearby store, wounding him in the leg.

Suicide bomber kills 10 at funeral in northern Iraq

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in northern Iraq blew himself up at the funeral procession of a Sunni Muslim tribal sheikh on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25, police said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack but suicide bombers linked to al Qaeda, who have stepped up attacks this year, frequently target local Sunni leaders and followers considered supportive of Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.

8 killed, 20 wounded in attack at army base in Iraq

8 killed, 20 wounded in attack at army base in Iraq BAGHDAD, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded in an attack at an army base in central Iraq on Tuesday, police said. The attack took place on Tuesday evening when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the base of the 22 brigade of the Iraqi army in Tarmiyah, some 40 km north of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Middle East unrest fuels Sunni-Shiite rift

Relations between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East could plunge to new lows as the violence in Syria worsens and sectarian rhetoric looms in upcoming Iraqi elections, experts say. Fears of worsening ties came as Shiites commemorated an anniversary of the symbolic split between them and Islam's other main branch, and in the aftermath of a twin suicide bombing last week at the Iranian embassy in Beirut which was claimed by an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group and killed 25 people. Bombings and shootings also continue to plague Iraq.

Bombs kill nine and wound 54 in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and a suicide bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 54 in northern Iraq on Saturday, police and medical sources said, in the latest of a wave of attacks in crowded public places. The bombings took place in the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (100 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, in a region which both the central government and autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan claim as theirs.

Bomb targeting Eid worshippers kills 12 in Iraq

A bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers as they left a Sunni mosque in Iraq Tuesday, killing 12 people, as they marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Three children, a policeman and an army officer were among the dead from the blast in the northern city of Kirkuk, which also wounded 26 people, police and a doctor said. Bodies, their clothes covered in blood, were placed in the back of a police pickup truck to be taken away, an AFP journalist reported.

Bomb targeting worshippers kills 12 in Iraq

The Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday began in Iraq Tuesday with a bomb ripping through a crowd of worshippers as they left a Sunni mosque, killing 12 people. Three children, a policeman and an army officer were among the dead from the blast in the northern city of Kirkuk, which also wounded 26 people, police and a doctor said. Bodies, their clothes covered in blood, were placed in the back of a small police pickup truck to be taken away, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Mosque bombing kills 8 Sunni worshippers in northern Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing eight Sunni worshippers after the first prayer of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha, police and medical sources said. Insurgents usually intensify their attacks during religious holidays in Iraq, and security officials expect more violence over the coming days.

Market blasts kill 19 in Baghdad region

Militants bombed two crowded markets in Baghdad province on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and wounding some 50 others, officials said. Four bombs in Saba al-Bur north of the capital killed at least 12 people, while another in the predominantly Sunni neighbourhood of Dura in south Baghdad killed seven, the officials said. Militants in Iraq often bomb areas where crowds of people gather, and have targeted markets, football fields, cafes mosques, weddings and funerals this year.
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