November 10, 2005 |
A suicide bombing killed at least 25 people this morning at a central Baghdad restaurant frequented by police, officials and witnesses said. The death toll initially was believed to be about 10. Later reports had higher numbers but differed on the exact toll and whether there were one or two bombers. Several of the victims were reportedly police officers. The blast echoed for several miles through the center of the capital. Police Maj.
October 7, 2005 |
A suicide bomber Thursday attacked a minibus in the Iraqi capital, killing at least nine people and wounding nine others, police Capt. Abbas Ali said. It was the worst of several attacks that left 20 Iraqis and a U.S. soldier dead. The bomber set off his explosives aboard the minibus as it passed a police patrol, Ali said. The U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in northern Baghdad, and a U.S.
October 13, 2002 |
Food rations have been doubled for the last two months, the military is on alert, the ruling Baath Socialist Party's militia is patrolling outside ministry buildings, and antiaircraft artillery has been positioned in key areas. Still, people here insist that they have made few plans of their own to cope with a war. President Bush wants to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and if he can't do it by saber-rattling, he has said he is prepared to send in the U.S. military.
February 4, 2007 |
A dump truck hauling a ton of explosives hidden beneath boxes of food exploded in the center of a crowded Baghdad market Saturday, killing at least 130 people and injuring more than 300 in one of the deadliest blasts since the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
February 14, 2007 |
The Iraqi government on Tuesday launched a plan to secure a capital descending deeper into chaos, even as violence claimed the lives of more Iraqis, including people waiting in line for food handouts. Lt. Gen.
April 22, 2007 |
Three U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded Saturday in attacks in Baghdad and southwest of the Iraqi capital, the military said. A roadside bomb killed a soldier and wounded two while they were on a foot patrol southwest of Baghdad. Another died and three were wounded when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb and small-arms fire in southwest Baghdad. A combat security patrol in east Baghdad came under small-arms fire, killing a soldier and wounding one. At least 3,319 U.S.
December 26, 2007 |
Two suicide bombings killed at least 24 people and injured up to 100 others north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest attacks to take aim at Iraqi security forces and local volunteers credited with helping to bring about a major drop in violence in former insurgent strongholds. The attacks in Baiji and Baqubah shattered a period of relative calm as Muslims marked the four-day Eid al-Adha festival, which began last Wednesday for Sunnis and Friday for Shiites.
March 2, 2007 |
At a time of epic displacement, Fuad Khamis has done something extraordinary: He has moved back home. "When I arrived, I was overwhelmed and frightened at the same time," says Khamis, a Sunni Arab taxi driver from Baghdad's religiously mixed Sadiya neighborhood. His house was damaged and there wasn't a piece of furniture left. But the father of five says his Shiite neighbors have welcomed him back with hugs and kisses. Encouraged by a major security clampdown that began Feb.
March 30, 2007 |
A devastating series of bombings in a crowded market in a Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Baghdad and in a predominantly Shiite town north of the capital killed more than 130 Iraqis on Thursday, the same day a new U.S. envoy asserted at his swearing-in that the American mission in Iraq was not an "impossible" one. The bombings, part of a pattern of attacks in predominantly Shiite areas, threatened to further inflame sectarian tensions that are at the boiling point across much of Iraq. U.S.
March 10, 2007 |
Flanked by guards armed with submachine guns, Iraq's prime minister on Friday ventured out of the Green Zone to tour parts of Baghdad, chatting with bystanders and police to demonstrate that a U.S.-led security crackdown is making progress. But north of the capital, insurgents attacked a police station, killing one officer, wounding three and leaving 10 missing, a police source said.