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Suicide bomber kills 10 in central Iraq

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with explosives at a police checkpoint in central Iraq on Monday, killing 10 people, an officer and a medical source said. The blast, which hit the Suweirah area, south of Baghdad, also wounded 35 people. The attack came a day after violence in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in Baghdad, killed at least 16 people. The violence comes less than 10 days before the April 30 parliamentary election and will be a major test for security forces.

Iraq attacks kill nine as bomber hits university

Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least nine people on Sunday, security and medical officials said. The attacks, which come as Iraq suffers a prolonged surge in bloodshed, took place less than two weeks before a parliamentary election that will be a major test for security forces. Officials gave varying accounts of the bombing of Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University.

18 killed as Iraq militants seize village

Militants seized a village in north Iraq on Friday as attacks nationwide killed 18 people, including 10 policemen, amid a surge in bloodshed ahead of parliamentary elections. The latest unrest comes barely a week before campaigning begins for the April 30 election due to take place as Iraq grapples with its worst protracted bloodletting since a brutal 2006-07 Sunni-Shiite sectarian war in which tens of thousands of people were killed.

Baghdad blasts mainly targeting Shiites kill 14

Nine bombings mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, officials said, as Iraq suffers its worst violence in years. The country has been hit by a year-long surge in bloodshed that has reached levels not seen since 2008, driven by widespread discontent among its Sunni Arab minority, and by the bloody civil war in neighbouring Syria. Baghdad is one of the most frequently-targeted cities in the country and is hit by near-daily bombings and shootings.

Wave of central Iraq car bombs kills at least 19

Ten car bombs in central Iraq, including five in Baghdad, killed at least 19 people Tuesday, officials said, after another series of blasts the day before. Iraqi authorities have so far failed to curb a year-long surge in violence plaguing the country, despite carrying out wide-ranging operations against militants. The blasts in the Iraqi capital hit four different areas, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 30.

Militants attack city council as Iraq unrest kills 44

Militants attacked and temporarily occupied a city council headquarters and assaulted a police station in Iraq on Monday, as violence across the country killed 44 people, officials said. The attacks on the city council and the police station, both in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad, illustrate the impunity with which militants in Iraq can strike even targets that should be highly secure.

Militants attack city council as Iraq unrest kills 42

Militants attacked and temporarily occupied a city council headquarters and assaulted a police station in Iraq on Monday, as violence across the country killed 42 people, officials said. The attacks on the city council and the police station, both in Salaheddin province north of Baghdad, illustrate the impunity with which militants in Iraq can strike even targets that should be highly secure.

Attacks including car bombs kill 22 in Iraq

Attacks including a car bomb near a cafe and another at a police station killed 22 people in Iraq on Monday, as the country struggles to curb rampant violence. Unrest has reached a level this year not seen since 2008, when Iraq was just emerging from a period of brutal sectarian killings, and the surge in violence has raised fears the country is falling back into all-out conflict.

Car bomb near cafe kills 11 in central Iraq

A car bomb near a cafe in Iraq killed 11 people Monday, the latest in a series of attacks on crowded public places this year, police and a doctor said. Other attacks, including a car bomb near a police station north of Baghdad, killed another eight people, officials said. The car bomb near the cafe in Buhruz, a Sunni-majority town in the religiously and ethnically mixed Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, wounded another 22 people, the sources said.

Iraq violence kills 12

Ten bombings and a shooting killed at least 12 people and wounded 19 in Iraq on Friday, officials said. Nine bombs exploded in and around the city of Baquba, north of Baghdad, killing a total of seven people and wounding eight, a police officer and a doctor said. Three of the dead and two of the wounded were from the same family, the sources said. The deadliest single attack was in Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad, where a roadside bomb exploded near a market, killing at least four people and wounding 11, security and medical officials said.
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