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Suicide bomber kills 15 worshippers in Iraq

A suicide bombing struck a Shiite procession north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 15 worshippers and wounding 65 others, security and medical officials said. The attack in restive Diyala province north of Baquba coincides with the peak of the rituals of Ashura when Shiite Muslims commemorate the anniversary of the death of a key religious figure. str-ab/dv

20 Die in attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Nov 13 (EFE).- At least 20 people died Wednesday, including eight Shi'ite pilgrims, in three bomb attacks to the north and west of Baghdad, police spokesmen told Efe. In the deadliest attack, which occurred in the town of al-Alam in Salahudin province, 10 people were killed and three were wounded in a car-bomb explosion. Among the fatalities were three police officers. The explosion of three bombs in Baquba, a city 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, took the lives of eight Shi'ites and wounded 15.

Three Iraq bombs kill eight Shiite pilgrims

Three coordinated blasts targeting Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad killed at least eight people and wounded 10 others on Wednesday, Iraqi security and medical officials said. The bombs struck near the restive central city of Baquba, targeting a procession of Shiite worshippers commemorating the anniversary of the death of a key figure in their religion. str-ab/psr/dv

Suicide blasts rock police HQ in central Iraq

At least three suicide bombings struck a police headquarters in the restive central Iraqi city of Baquba on Sunday, killing three policemen, security and medical officials said. The blasts went off at about 8:00 pm (1700 GMT) and followed by clashes in the surrounding area of Mafreq, with officials warning the casualty toll could rise as medical teams did not have full access to the sites. An initial car bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber outside the headquarters of a police battalion in Mafreq, and in the ensuing chaos, another suicide bomber blew himself up.

Suicide blasts hit police HQ in central Iraq

At least three suicide bombings struck a police headquarters in the restive central Iraqi city of Baquba on Sunday, killing three policemen, security and medical officials said. The blasts, which went off at about 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), were followed by clashes in the surrounding neighbourhood of Mafreq, with officials warning the casualty toll could rise. str-ab/psr/hc

Bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 16

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs exploded across Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people, police and medical sources said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, but Sunni Islamist militants including al Qaeda, have been regaining ground in Iraq, seeking to undermine the Shi'ite-led government. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki flew to the United States this week seeking military supplies to counter insurgents who have pushed the civilian death toll above 3,000 so far this year.

Iraq violence kills 14

Violence that included attacks on security forces and their families killed 14 people in Iraq on Saturday, officials said. In Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, militants blew up four houses belonging to police and soldiers as people slept inside, killing four including a soldier, and wounding 15. To the southeast, a roadside bomb in a market killed one person and wounded eight, while a magnetic "sticky bomb" on a police vehicle killed a policeman and wounded another.

Bombing in Iraq leaves 9 dead

Baghdad, Sep 19 (EFE).- Nine people were killed and 30 others injured Thursday in a bombing at a market west of Baghdad, Iraqi police told Efe. The attack took place in Abu Ghraib, home of the notorious prison. Elsewhere, gunmen opened fire on an Iraqi army vehicle in the northwestern Baghdad neighborhood of Al Chooda, killing two soldiers, one of them an officer. In Balad, north of the capital, a roadside bomb left one person dead and another injured.

30 Dead in bombing at Iraqi mosque

Baghdad, Sep 13 (EFE).- Thirty people were killed and 42 others wounded Friday in a bombing outside a mosque in the northeastern province of Diyala, an Iraqi police source told Efe. The attack targeted a Sunni house of worship on the outskirts of Baqouba, the provincial capital, but both Sunnis and Shi'ites were among the people leaving the mosque after Friday prayers when the bomb was detonated. The strike in Diyala came two days after a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad left 30 dead and 55 wounded.

Two roadside bombs kill 30 outside mosque in Baquba: Iraqi police

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two roadside bombs killed 30 people outside a mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba just as Sunni Muslim worshippers were leaving following Friday prayers, police said. The civil war in neighboring Syria has strained relations between Islam's two main denominations across the region, contributing to a resurgence of Shi'ite-Sunni violence in Iraq.
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