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A wave of shootings and bombings that Iraqi officials said bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 270 across the country Thursday.

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Car bombs kill at least 17 in Baghdadupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 17:50:00

At least 17 people died Tuesday when two car bombs exploded in central Baghdad, police in the Iraqi capital said.

Series of deadly attacks hit Iraqupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 07:09:00

Gunmen fatally shot three Iraqi officials Wednesday in a series of separate attacks in and around Baghdad, police said.

11 killed in attacks north of Baghdadupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 10:34:00

Four Awakening Council members were killed and four others were wounded Friday when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Diyala province, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

5 killed in attacks in Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 06:25:00

A series of attacks in and north of Baghdad left five dead and 22 wounded Thursday, Iraqi police said.

Baghdad car bombs target Shiite pilgrims, kill 32updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:58:00

Two car bombs targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday in Baghdad, killing at least 32 people and injuring 68 others, police said.

Police: Suicide attack kills 18 in Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 12:37:00

A suicide bomber detonated his car next to a government building in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 18 people and wounding 125, police said.

Attacks rock Baghdad, leave dozens dead and injuredupdated: Thu May 31 2012 07:22:00

A series of explosions in a three-hour period shook several areas in Baghdad on Thursday morning, leaving at least 14 people dead and dozens injured, Iraqi police said.

Bomb blasts at Baghdad pet market kill 5updated: Fri May 18 2012 05:01:00

Three roadside bombs exploded Friday in quick succession at an outdoor pet market in Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 31 others, police officials said.

4 killed, 11 wounded in twin bomb blasts in Baghdadupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 15:38:00

Four people died and another 11 were wounded in a pair of apparently coordinated bomb blasts Thursday in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

Summit shows Iraq 'regaining place' in worldupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:53:00

The Arab League summit kicked off in Baghdad Thursday, a gathering that signals the political emergence of post-war democratic Iraq.

Baghdad tightens security for summitupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 17:46:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on security preparations ahead of this week's Arab Summit in Baghdad.

Arab League summit aims to showcase 'the new Iraq'updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 21:36:00

Iraq is placing big stakes on the success of this week's Arab League summit in Baghdad.

Wanted Sudanese leader to attend Arab summit in Iraq updated: Sun Mar 25 2012 09:17:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide, will attend this week's Arab Summit in Baghdad, Iraqi state television reported Sunday.

Violence ripples across Iraq, leaves 8 deadupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 14:02:00

A series of attacks across the Iraqi capital left seven people dead and nine wounded Tuesday, while another attack killed a local leader and wounded his guard in Falluja.

15 killed in suicide blast targeting Baghdad police academyupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 00:29:00

Violent overnight attacks in Iraq killed nearly two dozen people Sunday.

Violence leaves at least 6 dead in Iraqupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 06:31:00

Gunmen attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint Sunday morning, leaving five people dead, authorities said.

Iraq Army targeted by extremistsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:10:00

Iraq's army, seen by some as a weapon against the people, is targeted by rocket attack. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

12 killed, more than 50 wounded in car bomb attacks in Baghdadupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:10:00

At least 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in car bomb attacks on two predominantly Shiite areas in Baghdad Monday, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, the latest incidents in a wave of sectarian violence.

In Iraq, the troops leave, the pain doesn'tupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 08:26:00

Home is the hardest place to find for children of immigrants, but for us, nothing hits closer to home than when a bomb goes off in Baghdad. Last week, just days after American troops pulled out of Iraq, 63 people died and 176 were wounded in Baghdad.

Bloodshed in Baghdadupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 08:26:00

Another suicide bombing has hit the Iraqi capital. CNN's Arwa Damon has the latest details.

Iraqi Kurds worry about futureupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 13:09:00

Kurds are anxious over the planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Oil power struggle as U.S. leaves Iraqupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 13:09:00

Along the road in the semi-autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan frozen oil bleeds out of the rock face.

Youssif no longer remembers attackupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:17:00

Doused in gasoline and set on fire, a scarred Iraqi boy is transformed 4 years later in Los Angeles. Arwa Damon reports.

Burned Iraqi boy's road to recoveryupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:17:00

Youssif shows off his "certificate of citizenship," an award given to the Iraqi boy by his school in Los Angeles for being exceptionally nice.

Bombs in Iraq kill 7 Shiite pilgrimsupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 12:54:00

A car bomb and roadside bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed seven and wounded dozens on Monday, officials with Iraq's Interior Ministry told CNN.

Official: Iraqi prime minister intended target of car bomber updated: Sat Dec 03 2011 06:52:00

A car bomber who penetrated Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone this week was targeting the Iraqi prime minister, authorities said Saturday.

At least 13 killed in Iraq suicide bombingupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:16:00

At least 13 people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber drove his vehicle into a security checkpoint at a prison in the Taji district of Baghdad, police officials said.

Blasts at Baghdad market kill 1, injure 29updated: Sun Nov 06 2011 10:07:00

One person was killed and 29 people were injured Sunday when four improvised explosive devices blew up at an indoor market in central Baghdad, Iraqi interior ministry officials said.

Witnesses: Twin bomb blasts in Baghdad kill at least 10updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 21:11:00

Two roadside bomb blasts targeting a police patrol in eastern Baghdad Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 30 others, witnesses said.

Six bombs hit Baghdad, killing manyupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 05:17:00

A string of six explosions killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 70 in Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraq's interior ministry said.

10 die in attacks on Iraqi security forcesupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 17:37:00

A string of attacks targeting Iraq security forces killed at least 10 people, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Iraqi police: Gunmen ambush Shiite pilgrims, killing 22updated: Tue Sep 13 2011 01:38:00

Gunmen shot 22 passengers to death after intercepting a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims Monday night in Iraq's Anbar province, police officials said.

Roadside bombs in Baghdad kill Iraqi soldier, injures 10 peopleupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 06:54:00

One Iraqi soldier was killed and six others were wounded when a roadside bomb hit an Iraqi army convoy in Baghdad on Sunday morning, said an official with Iraq's Interior Ministry.

Two dead, eight wounded in Baghdad violenceupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:07:00

Two explosions near a liquor store in western Baghdad Friday killed two people, including an Iraqi police officer, Interior Ministry officials said.

Activists: Protesters beaten in Baghdadupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 16:25:00

At least seven anti-government protesters were arrested and beaten by Iraqi security forces as hundreds of angry demonstrators gathered Friday in al-Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, human rights activists told CNN.

At least 35 killed in twin explosions near Baghdadupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 07:07:00

At least 35 people were killed and 28 wounded in a twin bombing near a local government building just north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a police official said.

Car bomb targets Iraqi military, killing one soldierupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 06:29:00

A car bomb targeting an Iraqi military patrol on Saturday killed a soldier and wounded 11 other people, a local official said.

U.S. contractor slain in Baghdad attackupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 15:43:00

An American contractor who worked with a U.S. government agency in Iraq was killed Thursday in a "terrorist attack" on a convoy in Baghdad, the State Department said.

Roadside bombs rattle Baghdadupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 03:11:00

At least five roadside bombs went off in various parts of Baghdad Wednesday, in another day of violence in the Iraqi capital.

Iraq frees 4 jailed protest organizersupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 19:04:00

Four protest organizers who were detained at Baghdad's Tahrir Square on May 27 have been released, activists and members of human rights organizations told CNN.

Several wounded by Baghdad bombsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 13:55:00

Two people were injured when a bomb struck a government convoy in a west-central neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, Interior Ministry officials told CNN.

Gunmen kill chief of Iraq's commission targeting ex-Baathistupdated: Fri May 27 2011 13:34:00

Ali Faisal al-Lami, the executive director of Iraq's Accountability and Justice Commission, was shot dead by gunmen Thursday evening, said interior ministry officials.

String of bombings rock Baghdad, killing 19updated: Sun May 22 2011 15:57:00

Seventeen bombs exploded Sunday within hours of one another in Baghdad, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 80, Iraqi authorities said.

Sadr City hit by roadside bombsupdated: Sun May 22 2011 15:57:00

On Sunday, two roadside bombs exploded in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, killing two and wounding 12, officials said.

More attacks on government targets in Iraqupdated: Fri May 20 2011 11:37:00

An Iraqi Interior Ministry officer was killed and two intelligence officials were badly wounded Friday in Baghdad -- the latest in a string of attacks on government officials in recent weeks, ministry officials said.

Suicide attack kills 21 police officers south of Baghdadupdated: Thu May 05 2011 17:50:00

At least 21 people died when a suicide car bomb attack ripped through a police headquarters, a strike one official thinks is retaliation for Osama bin Laden's killing.

Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing 12updated: Wed May 04 2011 06:27:00

Twelve Iraqis were killed and 37 others were wounded Tuesday in five separate explosions across the Iraqi capital, according to Interior Ministry officials.

Army general killed, 14 wounded in Iraqi violenceupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 15:34:00

An Iraqi army general was killed Sunday when a bomb attached to his car exploded while he was driving in western Baghdad, officials with the nation's interior ministry said.

Suicide attacks kill 3, wound 20 in Iraqi capitalupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 07:36:00

A pair of suicide car bombs exploded near a security checkpoint in central Baghdad Monday morning, killing at least three people and wounding 20 others, Iraq's interior ministry said.

Gunmen storm house, kill four relatives in Baghdadupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 07:57:00

At least six gunmen stormed a house and fatally shot four family members in western Baghdad, the Iraq interior ministry said Sunday.

Iraqi officials: 6 killed in bombings, assassinations in Baghdadupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 17:27:00

Six Iraqis were killed in Baghdad and four others wounded in a burst of assassinations and explosions around the capital on Sunday, officials with Iraq's interior ministry said.

Angry crowds in Baghdad, Falluja protest conditions in Iraqupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 21:43:00

Thousands of protesters in Baghdad on Friday marked the eighth anniversary of the symbolic fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, officials with Iraq's Interior Ministry said.

TV head, activist killed in Baghdad shootingupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 10:44:00

The head of a television station and a human rights activist were shot dead by gunmen who attacked their car with small arms fire Friday, Iraq's interior ministry said.

Baghdad area erupts with violence on a bloody Mondayupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 22:29:00

Monday was a scary day for Iraqis living in and around Baghdad, as people weren't even safe in their own homes.

Suicide bomber kills 3 Iraqi soldiersupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 08:04:00

At least three Iraqi soldiers were killed Friday in a suicide bombing, police officials told CNN.

Robberies, shootings, bombings kill a dozen in Iraqupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 09:08:00

Gunmen set off bombs and stormed three jewelry stores in Baghdad on Monday, killing four people and stealing gold and cash in what government officials said may have been a heist to raise money for insurgents.

Iraqi protesters rally in the rainupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 13:13:00

Throngs of demonstrators protested in the rain Friday, rallying in central Baghdad's Tahrir Square against corruption, unemployment, the lack of basic services and the treatment of prisoners.

Suicide blast north of Baghdad kills at least 10updated: Mon Mar 14 2011 07:37:00

A suicide bombing at an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad killed at least 10 people and wounded 25 others Monday, police said.

Two students killed in Sunni neighborhood of Baghdadupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 11:27:00

Gunmen opened fire Monday in western Baghdad's Amriya Sunni neighborhood, killing a high-school boy and a male college student, Interior Ministry officials told CNN. The motive for the attack was unclear; Iraqi security forces were investigating the incident.

Iraq authorities limit movement as protests mountupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 06:33:00

Authorities imposed curfews and limited access to city centers across Iraq as thousands of protesters demanded economic progress and an end to corruption, police said.

Bombs explode in Baghdadupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 09:44:00

Five roadside bombs exploded in four Baghdad neighborhoods Wednesday morning, killing a civilian and wounding 19 others, the Interior Ministry said.

Protests rage on in Baghdadupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

Thousands of demonstrators gather in Baghdad to protest corruption and poor government services.

Planned Friday demonstrations raise concerns among Iraqi politiciansupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 06:53:00

Iraqi activists and a gamut of groups ranging from intellectuals to unemployed workers to widows are preparing for large demonstrations Friday in al-Tahrir square in central Baghdad, along with large protests in most of Iraq's provinces.

Middle East protests hit Baghdadupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:20:00

Roughly 200 Iraqi protesters hit the streets Friday in central Baghdad, the latest in a string of Middle East cities to be affected by the wave of unrest sweeping the region.

Iraqis protest lack of services, corruptionupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 12:28:00

Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday in at least two areas, protesting against corruption, the government's inability to provide basic services and shortages of food, water and power.

14 killed, 43 wounded in attacks around Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 18:42:00

Days after the close of a particularly deadly January, Iraq was shaken again Thursday by attacks that left 14 dead and 43 wounded around the Middle Eastern nation.

Protesters in Iraq decry lack of basic services, shortagesupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 17:30:00

Hundreds of demonstrators were in the streets Thursday in locales around Iraq, inspired by uprisings elsewhere in the region as they railed against the government's inability to provide basic services and complained of food, water and power shortages, officials said.

Baghdad attacks kill at least 51updated: Thu Jan 27 2011 16:31:00

A wave of bombings left 51 people dead and more than 120 wounded Thursday in various Baghdad neighborhoods, including one in which angry residents later threw stones at security forces, the Interior Ministry said.

Police: 6 killed as car bombs go off in 5 Baghdad neighborhoodsupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 06:37:00

At least six people were killed when car bombs exploded in five different neighborhoods in Iraq's capital Sunday, police officials said.

Explosions in Iraq kill 2updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 05:26:00

At least two people were killed and 14 wounded when four roadside bombs exploded Thursday in different neighborhoods in Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said.

Christian woman, police officer among dead in Iraq attacksupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 18:14:00

At least three people were killed in three separate attacks in Baghdad and Baquba on Monday morning, Iraqi officials said.

Two police officials shot dead in Baghdadupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 00:35:00

Iraq opened the new year with bloodshed, as two police officials were shot dead in the capital, the Interior Ministry said.

U.N. cites 'a slow but steady exodus' of Iraqi Christiansupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 12:16:00

Violence in recent weeks has prompted a "slow but steady exodus" of Christians from the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Mosul, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

Christians targeted in Iraqupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 00:45:00

CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports on bombings in Baghdad that seem to be aimed at Christians.

2 dead in strikes on Christian homes in Iraqupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 00:45:00

At least two people were killed, and 14 others were wounded Thursday in a wave of bombings targeting Christian homes in Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

2 killed, 4 hurt in Baghdad violenceupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 14:04:00

Two men were killed and four other people were wounded in Baghdad over the last 24 hours, authorities said.

Some Iraqi churches tone down holiday festivities over threatsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 06:07:00

Some churches in Iraq plan to tone down holiday celebrations following violence targeting Christians in recent weeks.

4 dead, 26 wounded in attacks on Shiite pilgrims in Iraqupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 18:14:00

At least four people were killed and 17 were wounded in a suicide bombing north of Baghdad on Monday, according to Iraq's Interior Ministry.

Iraq: Gunmen kill elderly Christian couple inside their Baghdad homeupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 21:35:00

Attackers gunned down an elderly Christian couple late Sunday inside their Baghdad home, the latest in a string of religious-rooted violence that has spurred international outcry and a full-court press for justice from Iraqi authorities.

Blasts targeting Iranian pilgrims kill 14, injure more than 80updated: Sat Dec 04 2010 13:31:00

A series of bomb attacks shook Iraq's capital of Baghdad on Saturday morning, killing 14 people and wounding more than 80 others, Baghdad police said.

Militant leader among 12 caught in connection with Iraq church siegeupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 16:56:00

The leader of a Muslim fundamentalist militant group was among 12 arrested in connection with a deadly church siege in Baghdad last month, Iraq's Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Christian areas targeted in Baghdadupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 22:13:00

A wave of bombings and mortar attacks strike Christian areas across Baghdad. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Car bomb kills 5 in Basraupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 13:05:00

At least five people were killed and 39 wounded when a car bomb exploded Monday in Basra, an Interior Ministry official said, capping a day in which at least 11 people were killed in blasts in cities with Shiite shrines.

37 wounded in attacks across Iraqupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 07:20:00

At least 37 people were wounded Saturday in attacks in the Iraqi capital and the northern city of Kirkuk, authorities said.

3 killed, 9 wounded in Iraq bomb blastupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 10:11:00

Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and nine others -- mostly civilians -- were wounded after a bomb ripped through the Iraqi city of Baquba Friday, police officials told CNN.

Three Iraqi police die trying to defuse bombupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 16:48:00

More than 150 Iraqis have been killed since Friday, including three police officers who died north of Baghdad on Thursday when the bomb they were trying to defuse exploded, police said.

Blasts in Baghdad kill at least 64updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:22:00

The toll from a series of explosions across Baghdad climbed to at least 64 dead and 360 wounded Wednesday, Iraq's health minister Saleh Mahdi told state television al-Iraqiya.

Blasts in Baghdad kill at least 63updated: Tue Nov 02 2010 18:35:00

At least 63 people were killed and 285 others were wounded in a series of explosions across the capital Tuesday, police said.

Attacks target Iraqi government officials kill 3, wound severalupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 04:12:00

Several bombs targeting Iraqi government and police officials went off Thursday morning, with at least three deaths reported.

One killed, 10 injured in Baghdad violenceupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 06:06:00

A roadside bomb in Baghdad killed one and wounded eight others Monday, according to Iraq's interior ministry. In a separate incident, a mortar round wounded two people.

Deadly clashes in Baghdad after multi-store robberyupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 10:05:00

A series of jewelry store robberies in Baghdad on Sunday led to clashes with police and left at least seven people dead, according to police in the Iraqi capital.

Gunmen kill 2 officers in Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 07:51:00

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and two others were wounded early Saturday when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Anbar province, authorities said.

6 Iraqis killed in Baghdad explosionsupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 10:43:00

Six people, including an Iraqi Interior Ministry official and four members of a leading political bloc, died in multiple explosions Thursday throughout Baghdad.

4 men killed after gunmen in army uniforms storm houses in Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 05:11:00

Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms stormed at least four houses, pulled the residents outside and shot them -- killing four, police in Baghdad said.

Five dead in series of attacks in Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:38:00

Five people were killed and 18 were wounded in several attacks Monday in Iraq, officials said.

Fighting leaves 2 police officers dead in Baghdadupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 12:08:00

At least two officers were killed and three civilians were wounded when police and gunmen traded fire in Baghdad on Thursday after an apparent bank robbery attempt, Iraqi Interior Ministry officials said.

Iraqi violence claims 3, including a police officialupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 17:23:00

Gunmen in Iraq's Salaheddin province stormed a senior police official's house late Tuesday and killed him, police said.

9 dead in Sunday violence, Iraqi reporter targeted Mondayupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:27:00

A sticky bomb attached to an al-Iraqiya television reporter's car exploded early Monday, wounding the journalist -- identified as Alaa Muhssein -- Baghdad police officials said.

Militant group issues claim for Baghdad bombingsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 10:30:00

A militant group claimed responsibility for two car bombings in Baghdad on Sunday, brazen attacks that killed at least 29 people and wounded 111.

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