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57 Dead in Wave of Baghdad Bombings

Wave of bloodshed has killed more than 300 in two weeks

(Newser) - A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area this afternoon, leaving at least 57 dead in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq, which has killed more than 300 people in the past two weeks alone. There was... More »

Blasts Again Sweep Iraq; 26 Killed

Latest coordinated wave appears to be al-Qaeda handiwork

(Newser) - Bombs striking Shiite neighborhoods, security forces, and other targets across Iraq killed at least 26 people today, in the latest instance in which insurgents launched coordinated attacks in multiple cities in a single day, apparently intending to rekindle widespread sectarian conflict. The deadliest attack came in the town of Taji,... More »

Iraq Toll Tops 100 as Bombs Hit Baghdad

Second round of bombings kill 51 more in Baghdad

(Newser) - Six more car bombs in Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad yesterday evening killed at least 51 more people, bringing the day's death toll to 109, as Sunni militants reacted fiercely to the death sentence given to a prominent Sunni vice president, reports NBC News . A series of attacks earlier in... More »

Sweeping Attacks Kill 50 Across Iraq

String of coordinated bombings strike 12 cities

(Newser) - A rapid series of bombings and shootings exploded across 12 Iraqi cities today, in what appeared to be a large, coordinated al-Qaeda attack. The attacks hit government offices, restaurants, and in one case exploded close to a primary school, though security forces appeared to be the primary targets, the AP... More »

Twin Baghdad Bombs Kill 31

Post-Ramadan quiet shatters with 2 car bombs

(Newser) - Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad this morning, killing at least 31 people, breaking what has been a period of relative calm since the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The biggest blasts in the Iraqi capital in a month occurred as commuters were starting their work week,... More »

Baghdad Blasts Kill 34; al-Qaeda Blamed

Explosions rock apartment buildings across city

(Newser) - Baghdad's top military spokesman is blaming al-Qaeda in Iraq for a series of massive explosions at apartment buildings across Baghdad that killed at least 34 people. Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad's operations command center, told state-owned TV after the blasts today, "we are in a state... More »

Baghdad Suicide Blasts Target Embassies, Kill 31

Car bombs explode near Iranian, German, Egyptian embassies

(Newser) - Police say the death toll from three car bombs in Baghdad has reached 31. Suicide attackers detonated the bombs within minutes of each other today. One exploded near the Iranian embassy, and the two others went off in an area that houses several foreign embassies, including those from Egypt and... More »

31 Dead in 3 Blasts Near Baghdad Hotels

Explosions hit popular district bordering Green Zone

(Newser) - Three large blasts have struck a hotel and restaurant district popular with Western journalists and businessmen along the Tigris River in Baghdad. At least 31 people have been killed and scores more wounded. The first blast struck at about 3:40pm, near the Sheraton Hotel, just across the Tigris River... More »

112 Killed in Baghdad Bombings

Coordinated explosions tear through city

(Newser) - At least 112 people were killed and scores wounded when three cars rigged with explosives and a suicide bomber exploded across Baghdad today. One bomb targeted a busy market in the central city while another detonated near the Labor Ministry in northeast Baghdad, reports MSNBC . The suicide bomber attacked a... More »

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