Baghdad

  • Baghdad motorbike blast, other attacks kill 52 in Iraq 28-02-2014 12:13 PM

    At least 52 people were killed Wednesday as a motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in Baghdad's Sadr City and terrorists targeted mostly Shi'ite neighbourhoods around the country. The motorcycle was parked in a second-hand bike market in the Shi'ite Muslim neighbourhood that was filled with people, mostly young men, when...
  • 48 killed, 119 injured in violent attacks across Iraq 06-02-2014 09:02 AM

    Baghdad: At least 48 people were killed and 119 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad, authorities said. A series of bomb explosions rocked the Iraqi capital from morning to evening on Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 91...
  • Iraq: 7 car bombs kill over 75 people, PM seeks world's support 16-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Baghdad: Bomb attacks and shootings killed at least 75 people in Iraq on Wednesday, police and hospital sources said, making it one of the bloodiest days in months. In the deadliest incident, a bomb blew up in a funeral tent where mourners were marking the death two days ago of...
  • Christmas day blasts kills 37 in Baghdad 26-12-2013 12:21 PM

    Terrorists in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said on Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer...
  • Serial bomb blasts in Baghdad, at least 35 killed 21-11-2013 10:38 AM

    Baghdad: A wave of bombings hit mainly Shiite commercial areas in and outside Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 35 people, Iraqi officials said. The attacks, many of which were car bombs, were part of a surge in violence that has rocked Iraq over the past months as insurgents seek...
  • Bomb attack in Iraq claims 21 lives, 46 injured 30-10-2013 03:23 PM

    At least 21 people, including senior army officers, were killed and some 46 wounded in two overnight suicide bomb attacks in central and northern Iraq, police said Wednesday. The deadlier attack occurred Tuesday evening when two suicide bombers disguised in army uniforms blew up their explosive vests at the house...
  • Series of car bombings in Baghdad, death toll rises to 66 28-10-2013 11:09 AM

    A series of attacks including car bombings in Baghdad, an explosion at a market and a suicide assault in a northern city killed at least 66 people Sunday across Iraq, officials said, the latest in a wave of violence washing over the country. Coordinated bombings hit Iraq multiple times each...
  • Car bombs claims atleast 42 lives in Baghdad 27-10-2013 04:06 PM

    A new wave of car bombs hit Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, officials said. It was the latest in a series of coordinated attacks targeting civilian areas that has killed hundreds in recent months. Four police officers said the bombs, placed...
  • Attacks across Iraq kill at least 31, says officials 13-10-2013 09:37 PM

    A string of bombings in mostly Shiite-majority cities across Iraq, on Sunday, killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens, officials said, a grim reminder of the government's failure to stem the uptick in violence that is feeding sectarian tensions in the country. There was no immediate claim of responsibility...
  • Explosions across Baghdad kill at least 38 people 08-10-2013 08:26 AM

    Bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 38 people, police said, as suspected Sunni Islamist terrorists pursued a campaign to provoke inter-communal conflict. Eight of the 10 blasts in Baghdad were in mainly Shi'ite districts, but there was also an explosion in a mixed area and...
  • Explosions across Baghdad, at least 22 killed 08-10-2013 12:22 AM

    Bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 22 people, police said. Five of the six blasts were in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts, but there was also an explosion in the predominantly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of Doura. In the deadliest attack, a parked car bomb blew...
  • Series of attacks kill 78 in Iraq 06-10-2013 09:56 AM

    Baghdad:At least 78 people were killed and 166 others wounded in a wave of violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, including a deadly suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims here, police and media said. At least 51 people were killed and 107 others wounded Saturday evening when a suicide bomber detonated...
  • Five killed, five wounded in Iraq suicide bombings 04-10-2013 04:50 PM

    Baghdad: At least five people were killed and five others wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Iraq Friday, police said. Three soldiers were killed and five others wounded when a suicide car bomb went off at a checkpoint manned by the Iraqi army in the area of Heat, some...
  • Bomb blasts in markets across Baghdad kill 23 people 26-09-2013 03:43 PM

    Bombs left inside busymarketsin mainly Sunni Muslim districts of Baghdad killed at least 23 people on Thursday, police said. The deadliest attack took place in Saba'a al-Bour on the capital's northern outskirts, where three bombs exploded killing at least 15 people. ...
  • 60 people killed as series of car bombs strike Iraqi capital 04-09-2013 09:02 AM

    A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite districts, police and medics said. It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda affiliate, have been striking...
  • Car bomb in Iraqi city of Ramadi kills 12, injures 20 01-09-2013 05:47 AM

    A car bomb killed 12 people and wounded at least 20 other in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Saturday, police and medical sources said. The attack took place near a checkpoint on a busy street in the centre of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad. Police were...
  • Gunmen kill five Sunni worshippers in Iraq 31-08-2013 02:27 PM

    Iraqi authorities say that gunmen have stormed a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, killing five people. Police officials said the attackers entered the building in Baghdad's southeastern neighborhood of New Baghdad and shot at Sunni worshippers who were performing Saturday's dawn prayers. Police said the gunmen used weapons fitted with silencers....
  • Suicide bomber targets busy Baghdad cafe, killing 25 24-08-2013 05:14 AM

    A suicide bomber killed 25 people and wounded more than 50 in Baghdad on Friday when he detonated his explosives inside a busy cafe near a park popular with families, police and medical sources said. It was one of the worst attacks in Iraq since suicide bombers hit the same...
  • Manning gets 35 years in jail for leaking US army secrets to WikiLeaks 21-08-2013 08:27 PM

    Maryland: Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation's history by providing files to Wikileaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday. Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who in July convicted Manning of 20 charges including espionage and theft, could have...
  • Bombs planted in cars kill 31 in Baghdad, several injured 15-08-2013 06:27 PM

    A wave of car bombs in the Iraqi capital on Thursday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest attacks in a months-long surge in violence. Attacks have been on the rise in Iraq since a deadly security crackdown in April on a Sunni protest camp. More than 3,000 people...
  • 17 killed in separate attacks across Iraq 15-08-2013 01:52 AM

    Baghdad: At least 17 people were killed in separate attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, police said. Eleven people were killed and 15 others got wounded when a roadside bomb exploded Wednesday evening near some shops in Al-Mafraq area, just west of Diyala province's capital city of Baquba, some 65 km...
  • 'Boom' director to make a sex comedy 'Baghdad Calling Saddam' 07-08-2013 05:13 PM

    Panaji: Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad is all set to direct sex-comedy 'Baghdad Calling Saddam', which is a funny take on former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's life. The film, set in 2003 when Hussein's power was at its peak, will narrate the story of an Indian look alike of the late Iraqi...
  • Series of car bombs target Iraqi shoppers, killing more than 50 07-08-2013 06:43 AM

    A series of car bombs targeting busy markets and shopping streets in and around Baghdad killed at least 51 people and wounded more than 100 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical and police sources said, part of a surge in violence in recent months. Insurgent attacks have multiplied in Iraq since the...
  • US to close Middle East and other embassies on Sunday over 'terror threat' 02-08-2013 11:21 AM

    US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US State Department said on Thursday. CBS News reported that the embassy closings were tied to US intelligence about an...
  • Iraq: Series of bombings kill at least 28 15-07-2013 11:41 AM

    Baghdad: A wave of explosions tore through overwhelmingly Shiite cities south of Baghdad shortly before the Muslim faithful broke their Ramadan fasts on Sunday, killing at least 28, according to officials, part of a surge of violence that is raising fears Iraq is sliding back toward full-scale sectarian fighting. The...
  • Bombs, clashes kill at least 60 in Iraq: Officials 03-07-2013 01:50 AM

    Baghdad: Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 53 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence across the country that has raised concerns over a return to sectarian bloodshed. Also, seven militants were killed. There was no claim of responsibility...
  • Bomb blasts in Iraq kill at least 43 people 02-07-2013 10:53 PM

    Baghdad: At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, with nine explosions in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said. The deadliest attack was in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim Shaab district of northern Baghdad, where twin car bombs killed...
  • Three policemen among 10 killed in Iraq bomb attacks 30-06-2013 03:12 AM

    Baghdad: At least 10 people were killed and 22 suffered injuries in separate incidents of shooting and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said on Saturday. Three policemen, heading to join their base after vacations, were killed when some gunmen attacked their car in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad,...
  • Car bombs kill 14 in Iraq, say officials 07-06-2013 03:06 AM

    Baghdad: A series of car bomb explosions in and around Baghdad killed 14 people including seven policemen, police officials said, adding that dozens were also wounded. The officials said the deadliest attacks took place late at night when a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the headquarters of a...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 27 dead 30-05-2013 03:05 AM

    Baghdad: Car bombs and roadside explosions hit mainly Sunni Muslim districts of the Iraqi capital and a northern city on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people. The bombings were the latest in a wave of attacks since April that has intensified fears Iraq is sliding into the kind of sectarian...