Diyala Governorate http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35185/all en Iraq governor wounded by suicide bomber http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/iraq-governor-wounded-suicide-bomber <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The governor of Iraq's restive Diyala province was wounded in a suicide car bombing on Saturday that killed two of his guards and wounded six more, a police officer and a doctor said.</p> <p>The bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at Governor Omar al-Humairi's house in Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, a police lieutenant colonel said.</p> <p>Humairi, a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party, became governor of Diyala, a province that suffers frequent attacks by militants, in September.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/iraq-governor-wounded-suicide-bomber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Governor Islamic terrorism War AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764104 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq governor wounded by suicide bomber http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/iraq-governor-wounded-suicide-bomber-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The governor of Iraq's restive Diyala province was wounded in a suicide car bombing on Saturday, while a provincial elections candidate was killed in another attack, police and a doctors said.</p> <p>The suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at Governor Omar al-Humairi's house in Baquba, the capital of Diyala province, wounding him, killing two of his guards and injuring six more, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>Humairi, a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party, became governor of Diyala, a province that suffers frequent attacks by militants, in September.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/iraq-governor-wounded-suicide-bomber-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baqubah Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent War AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764107 at http://www.globalpost.com Five killed in Iraq attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/five-killed-iraq-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attacks in Iraq on Friday killed five people, including two anti-Qaeda militiamen, officials said, the latest in an apparent spike in violence less than a month ahead of provincial elections.</p> <p>In the deadliest attack, gunmen killed Hussein Musleh and two of his sons near their home in the village of Al-Jumhuriyah in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad.</p> <p>Musleh was a leader of the Sahwa, a collection of Sunni tribal militias that sided with the US military against Al-Qaeda from late-2006, helping turn the tide of Iraq's violent insurgency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/five-killed-iraq-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Iraq Islam Islamic terrorism War AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790909 at http://www.globalpost.com 20 killed, 54 wounded in suicide bombing in eastern Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/20-killed-54-wounded-suicide-bombing-eastern-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A total of 20 people were killed and 54 others wounded Saturday when a suicide bombing struck a rally of an election campaign in the city of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province in eastern Iraq, a provincial police source told Xinhua.</p><P>The attack occurred around noon when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest at a rally of the election campaign of Muthanna al-Jourani, a candidate for the secular bloc of Iraqia, in Baquba, some 65 km northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.</p><P>"Our reports said that 20 people were killed and 54 wo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/20-killed-54-wounded-suicide-bombing-eastern-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Iraqi insurgency War Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:15:51 +0000 Asianet 5806195 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombs against Sunnis kill 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/iraq-bombs-against-sunnis-kill-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bombs against Sunni Muslim worshippers in Baghdad and north of the capital killed 12 people on Friday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence ahead of provincial elections next week.</p> <p>In the deadliest single blast, a roadside bomb struck after prayers at the Omar bin Abdul Aziz mosque, in the town of Kanaan in restive Diyala province, a police colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>Overall, 12 people were killed and 30 others wounded, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/iraq-bombs-against-sunnis-kill-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Iraq Social Issues War AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5813034 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombs against Sunnis kill 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/iraq-bombs-against-sunnis-kill-12-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bomb attacks on Sunni Muslim worshippers in Baghdad and north of the Iraqi capital killed 12 people on Friday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence ahead of provincial polls next week.</p> <p>In the deadliest single blast, a roadside bomb struck after prayers at the Omar bin Abdul Aziz mosque, in the town of Kanaan in restive Diyala province, a police colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>Overall, 12 people were killed and 30 others wounded, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/iraq-bombs-against-sunnis-kill-12-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Iraq Social Issues War AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:01:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5813819 at http://www.globalpost.com 14th Iraqi provincial polls candidate killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/14th-iraqi-provincial-polls-candidate-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi provincial elections candidate and three other people north of Baghdad on Sunday, bringing the number of candidates killed in attacks to 14, officials said.</p> <p>Najm al-Harbi was on travelling to Baquba on a highway in Diyala province in his personal vehicle when the bomb exploded, killing him, two of his brothers and a bodyguard, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>An official from Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak's office confirmed Harbi's death, and said he was the head of the deputy premier's list in Diyala province.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/14th-iraqi-provincial-polls-candidate-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baqubah Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815204 at http://www.globalpost.com 14th Iraqi provincial polls candidate killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/14th-iraqi-provincial-polls-candidate-killed-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi provincial elections candidate and three other people north of Baghdad on Sunday, bringing the number of candidates killed in attacks to 14, officials said.</p> <p>Najm al-Harbi was on travelling to Baquba on a highway in Diyala province in his personal vehicle when the bomb exploded, killing him, two of his brothers and a bodyguard, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>An official from Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak's office confirmed Harbi's death, and said he was the head of the deputy premier's list in Diyala province.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/14th-iraqi-provincial-polls-candidate-killed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baqubah Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815225 at http://www.globalpost.com Election candidate among 10 dead in Iraq attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/election-candidate-among-10-dead-iraq-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attacks north of Iraqi capital on Sunday killed at least 10 people, including a provincial elections candidate and six policemen, the latest in an uptick in violence just days ahead of polls.</p> <p>The credibility of the vote, Iraq's first since 2010, has been drawn into question as 14 election hopefuls have been murdered and just 12 of the country's 18 provinces will be taking part.</p> <p>In restive Diyala province, election candidate Najm al-Harbi was driving in his car along a highway when a bomb exploded, killing him, two of his brothers and a bodyguard, police and a medic said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/election-candidate-among-10-dead-iraq-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:00:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815467 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten killed by mortar attack on Iraqi Sunni mosque - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/ten-killed-mortar-attack-iraqi-sunni-mosque-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least ten worshippers were killed when mortar rounds landed on an Iraqi Sunni mosque in Muqdadiya in Diyala province, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.</p> <p>(Reporting by Reuters reporter in Baquba, writing by Patrick Markey)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Baqubah Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:16:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5823419 at http://www.globalpost.com String of bombings kill 12 in Iraq market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/string-bombings-kill-12-iraq-market-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two near-simultaneous car bombs and a suicide attack killed 12 people in a wholesale market north of Baghdad Monday, the latest in a surge in violence authorities have struggled to control.</p> <p>The blasts, which left another 48 people wounded, struck a predominantly Shiite town as fruit and vegetable stall owners were crowding the market, purchasing goods for the day's trading, a police officer and a medic said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/string-bombings-kill-12-iraq-market-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Islam Islamic terrorism Social Issues War AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:35:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854097 at http://www.globalpost.com String of bombings kill 13 in Iraq market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/string-bombings-kill-13-iraq-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two near-simultaneous car bombs and a suicide attack killed 13 people in a wholesale market north of Baghdad on Monday, the latest in a surge in violence that authorities have struggled to control.</p> <p>The blasts, which left another 53 people wounded, struck a predominantly Shiite town as fruit and vegetable stall owners were crowding the market, purchasing goods for the day's trading, a police officer and a medic said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/string-bombings-kill-13-iraq-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Islam Islamic terrorism Social Issues War AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:33:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854241 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombings against Shiites kill eight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/iraq-bombings-against-shiites-kill-eight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two bombings, one a suicide attack, in Shiite Muslim areas of confessionally mixed Diyala province, north of Baghdad, killed eight people and wounded dozens on Monday evening, officials said.</p> <p>The attacks were the latest in spiralling violence that has coupled with a prolonged political deadlock and months of anti-government protests to spark concern Iraq could see a revival of brutal sectarian war.</p> <p>In Muqdadiyah, northeast of Baghdad, a suicide bomber set off his explosives-rigged vest in the middle of a funeral for a Shiite man, a police colonel said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/iraq-bombings-against-shiites-kill-eight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Iraq Social Issues War AFP Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:01:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5872930 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq violence kills 10, among them three children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/iraq-violence-kills-10-among-them-three-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bombing killed three children at a popular swimming area in Iraq on Wednesday after a similar attack two days before, while seven people died in other violence, officials said.</p> <p>The bomb was planted near Al-Shakha river in the Muqdadiyah area northeast of Baghdad.</p> <p>The explosion came after mortar rounds struck a swimming area on the Tigris river north of the capital on Monday, killing four people, including a child.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/iraq-violence-kills-10-among-them-three-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Diyala Governorate Geography of Asia War AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:02:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5886391 at http://www.globalpost.com Three farmers among six killed in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/three-farmers-among-six-killed-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three farmers were among six people killed in a series of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, police and doctors said, as the country struggles to curb the worst violence since 2008.</p> <p>A magnetic "sticky bomb" killed a man and his wife, both farmers, in the Dujail area as they drove to work, while another farmer was shot dead by gunmen near Balad, officials said. </p> <p>Another four people were wounded when a roadside bomb went off as police arrived at the scene of the Balad attack. Dujail and Balad are located north of Baghdad.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/three-farmers-among-six-killed-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baqubah Diyala Governorate Fertile Crescent Social Issues War AFP Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:07:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5887147 at http://www.globalpost.com