November 2, 2009 |
A bomb attached to a bicycle killed five people in southern Iraq, and at least five others were killed in violence across the country, police said. The bloodshed comes as Iraqi lawmakers intensify negotiations over a new election law that many hope will hasten the end of political gridlock over control of oil-rich Kirkuk. Police said a bicycle exploded at a produce market near Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, killing five. Two people were killed in bombings in the western city of Ramadi, and three died in a blast in the southern city of Karbala.
February 6, 2007
Re "Suicide blast kills at least 130 in Baghdad," Feb. 4 Further down in the article, it says that 73 people were killed in the southern city of Hillah on Thursday. If we keep this up -- killing Iraqi citizens -- we can easily take over the place for ourselves. Keep it up, President Bush. That's a great solution. GAIL KEARNS Woodland Hills Re "U.S. can't yet prove Iran link to Iraq strife," Feb. 3 Are we criticizing Iran's alleged involvement in Iraq because we don't like its politics, or because we think it's immoral to destabilize another government?
March 21, 2012 |
A series of explosions and shootings struck Iraq on Tuesday, leaving scores dead and injured a week before a major Arab summit in Baghdad aimed at showcasing the nation's stability after the U.S. military withdrawal. Starting shortly after dawn, at least 20 bombs exploded at 13 sites, from Baghdad to the northern city of Kirkuk to the southern cities of Hillah and Karbala. The nationwide death toll was at least 46, with more than 200 injured, the Associated Press reported. At least two car bombs exploded near the heavily fortified Green Zone, where next week's Arab League summit is scheduled to take place.
June 30, 2009 |
An old man blared on a trumpet, policemen danced in the back of their pickup trucks and a singer from the days of Saddam Hussein trilled in a city park, all to celebrate the new era. Monday night was a time for Iraqis to bask in their sovereignty as they counted down to today, the formal departure date of U.S. forces from their cities. In the days ahead, Iraqis may still worry about the possibility of increased sectarian violence, the lackluster economy and a dearth of basic services.
February 28, 2005 |
The U.S. military on Sunday announced the deaths of three troops, pushing the death toll of American forces to nearly 1,500 since the Iraq war began in March 2003. All three died Saturday; two were killed in an ambush in southeastern Baghdad and the third, a Marine, was killed in military operations in Babil province, south of the capital. Early today, a large car bombing was reported in Hillah, also in Babil province.
July 3, 2005 |
Suicide bombers struck Saturday in Baghdad and a Shiite Muslim city south of the capital in attacks that killed 22 people and injured nearly 50, Iraqi officials said. One of the attackers targeted bystanders and police officers who had rushed to the scene of an earlier blast. In the first attack, a bomber blew himself up outside a recruiting station for police special forces in west Baghdad, killing at least 16 people, including 11 recruits, police and hospital officials said.