May 6, 2011 |
A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people in southern Iraq on Thursday as the country braced for attacks from Al Qaeda in Iraq in the aftermath of the death of Osama bin Laden. The car bomber blew up his vehicle at a police headquarters in the mainly Shiite Muslim city of Hillah before 7 a.m. as the police switched from overnight to day shift. It was the second major attack in Iraq since Bin Laden was killed early Monday. The attacker in Hillah set off his explosives as officers gathered outside during their shift change, local officials said on state television.
May 4, 2009 |
Iraqi police have arrested a senior member of the U.S.-allied Awakening movement in Salahuddin province, the American military said Sunday, continuing a crackdown that has left many of the Sunni Muslim paramilitary fighters seething with anger. Mullah Nadim Jibouri, an Awakening leader in the town of Duluiya, 55 miles north of Baghdad, was detained Saturday along with two of his brothers, the military said.
January 27, 2004 |
Gunmen killed seven Iraqi policemen in a pair of attacks west of Baghdad, officials said Monday, and missiles were fired at two U.S. bases with no reported casualties. The seven policemen were slain at checkpoints around the city of Ramadi, 60 miles west of Baghdad, on Sunday. Iraqi police who reported the attacks did not mention any insurgent casualties. A rocket was fired at the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition Monday night in Baghdad.
May 29, 2005 |
As thousands of newly minted police officers in mismatched uniforms moved Saturday to cinch a security chokehold around this Iraqi capital, insurgents continued to lash out across the rest of the country. Nearly 40 people were killed in 24 hours in a rash of suicide bombings, assassinations and ambushes, from the northern city of Sinjar to the western border with Syria and the town of Hillah south of Baghdad.
May 22, 2011 |
A suicide bomber Sunday killed 10 police officers and wounded 19 others who had gathered at the site of a failed car bomb attack on the U.S. military just north of Baghdad, while six people were killed by a wave of bombings in the nation's capital, Iraqi security sources said. A car bomb blew up as a U.S. military convoy passed near Taji, the site of a major military installation north of Baghdad, but caused no damage to the Americans, according to an Iraqi security official. When police gathered by the site, a suicide bomber approached and blew himself up, the security official said.
December 12, 2004 |
Violence continued unabated in Iraq on Saturday as insurgents killed five Iraqi police officers and a U.S. Marine. Fourteen American soldiers were wounded. The Marine was killed in the western province of Al Anbar. His identity was not released. As of Saturday, at least 1,287 U.S. military personnel had died since the war began. The 14 Americans were wounded in attacks in northern Iraq.