April 15, 2013 |
BEIRUT -- A string of bombings in Iraq claimed the lives of more than 30 people Monday in the run-up to provincial elections scheduled for this weekend. The attacks, which left dozens wounded, took place around the country, including in Baghdad; the southern city of Nasiriya; and in the northern cities of Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, Samarra and Mosul. The blasts followed the assassinations over the weekend of two Sunni Muslim candidates for provincial elections. The deadliest attacks occurred in Baghdad, where security sources said 21 people were killed, including three in a major security breach when a pair of car bombs exploded by the heavily patrolled entrance to Baghdad International Airport.
October 25, 2011 |
Radio-control parts hidden in roadside bombs in Iraq have been traced to a company in Minnesota, prompting a federal grand jury Tuesday to indict five people in an alleged smuggling ring that sent up to 6,000 of the devices from this country to Iran for use against U.S. military personnel. The alleged plot, run by a group of citizens of Singapore, was designed to skirt U.S. laws against conducting business with Iran, authorities said, adding that they hoped to extradite the defendants for trial in Washington.
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October 4, 2009 |
In his abbreviated life, Army Sgt. Joshua W. Soto knew life's hills and valleys better than most. Soto was barely a teen when his mother and grandfather were killed in a car accident and he was transplanted from Bakersfield to a rural town nearby to live with a family friend. His brother, two years older, moved with him. "We were just kids trying to figure out why certain events happened in our lives," said Air Force Sgt. Shane Soto. "We just tried to stick together and make the best of it."
August 14, 2009 |
A double suicide bombing devastated a cafe packed with youths Thursday in northwestern Iraq, killing at least 21 people and injuring at least 32, officials said, in the latest attack against a minority community. The blasts came in a deadly week in which nearly 150 people have been killed in bombings concentrated in and near the volatile northern city of Mosul and in Baghdad, heightening fears that Sunni Arab insurgents are stepping up efforts to stoke ethnic and sectarian tensions.
July 16, 2009 |
A suicide bomber killed six people in an attack Wednesday in a former insurgent stronghold in Iraq's western province of Anbar, police said. A Baghdad bombing killed five other people. The bomber in Ramadi struck a checkpoint of Iraqi soldiers and police, killing a policeman and five civilians, a local police officer said.
March 24, 2009 |
A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people in an attack on a Kurdish farmer's funeral northeast of Baghdad, in an area rife with friction between Kurds and Arabs. The bombing in Jalawla in Diyala province came on a day of violence that also saw the death of nine people in a western suburb of Baghdad, in an attack targeting one of the U.S.-allied Sunni Muslim paramilitary groups that have battled the Al Qaeda in Iraq militant group since 2007.