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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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Raising awareness of Autism in Iraqupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 16:13:00

Iraq fights to raise awareness of Autism amid logistical and cultural obstacles. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Suicide attack kills 5 in southern Afghanistanupdated: Thu May 31 2012 05:09:00

A suicide bomber attacked a district police office in southern Afghanistan Thursday morning, killing four police officers and one civilian and wounding six others, the Kandahar governor's office said.

Iraq bombings meant to target summit security, militant group saysupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 13:15:00

A militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a deadly wave of bombings across Iraq, strikes designed to undermine government security plans for the upcoming Arab League summit.

Afghan police intercept suspected suicide bomb childrenupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 06:32:00

Afghan police have intercepted 41 children whom insurgents were planning to use as suicide bombers, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

U.S. drone strikes kill 12 in Pakistan, officials say updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 08:39:00

Two U.S. drone strikes killed 12 suspected insurgents Thursday morning in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Attack on shrine signals new nexus of Afghan strifeupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 10:59:00

The deadly attack in Kabul on Shi'ite worshippers celebrating the feast of Ashura adds one more layer to the country's overlapping security crises. And they evoke violent sectarian rivalries in Iraq and Pakistan, where animosity between Sunni and Shia runs deep. Afghanistan has its own cultural rifts -- between ethnic Pashtun and Tajik, for example -- but it's rare to see such an explosion of religiously motivated violence.

Video shows moment of Kabul blastupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 10:59:00

A suicide bomber detonated a device at a Shiite shrine in Kabul. Today is the Shiite holy day of Ashura.

Study: Suicide bomb attacks kill more than 12,000 Iraqisupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 06:09:00

Suicide bombers are responsible for killing more than 12,000 Iraqi civilians and wounding more than 30,000 since the war began, according to study released by the British medical journal Lancet.

Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack; Taliban claim responsibilityupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 13:18:00

The mayor of Afghanistan's restive southern city of Kandahar -- a resolute and proud public official who was regularly surrounded by armed guards and long under threat of death -- was slain Wednesday in a suicide bombing.

Afghan police chief killed in latest wave of militant attacksupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 12:39:00

In the fifth killing of a senior official in less than a week, the police chief of Afghanistan's Registan district was killed Monday morning by a roadside bomb.

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.

Suicide bomber strikes in Iraqupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 10:04:00

Dozens were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Tikrit. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

Suicide bomber attacks Afghan airportupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 23:49:00

At least one suicide bomber has attacked the airport area of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, officials said.

Day of violence hits Iraqi citiesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 14:53:00

Just after the United States completed its drawdown of combat brigades in Iraq, militants Wednesday launched a wave of bombings across the country, mostly targeting security forces.

4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Aug 22 2010 10:35:00

Four U.S. troops were killed Sunday in Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.

Taliban attempt attack on air base in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 08:08:00

A group of Taliban insurgents launched an apparently unsuccessful attack on a major NATO base in Afghanistan Tuesday, according to international forces.

More Shiite pilgrims slain in Iraqupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 13:26:00

More attacks targeted Shiite pilgrims across Baghdad on Thursday, the latest in a wave of violence gripping Iraq's capital, an Interior Ministry official told CNN.

'Political vacuum' sparks violence in Iraqupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 20:34:00

Dozens are dead and more than 100 are wounded after a series of bombings in Iraq. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

At least 61 dead in Iraq bombingsupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 20:34:00

A wave of bombings targeting Shiites, a market in Baghdad and a neighborhood in Anbar province killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 100 others Friday, police said.

Suicide attack kills 2 police officers in Ingushetiaupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 09:24:00

A suicide bomber killed two officers and wounded four others outside a police station in the Russian republic of Ingushetia Monday, authorities said.

Iraq suicide bomber targets hospital in triple attackupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 10:47:00

A suicide bomber ended a series of deadly attacks in central Iraq by detonating explosives in a hospital emergency ward where victims of two earlier blasts were being treated.

Blast critically wounds governor in western Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 07:45:00

A suicide bomber critically wounded the governor of western Iraq's Anbar province Wednesday when he went to check on the victims of two car bombs that had gone off moments earlier, officials said.

Shiite pilgrims targeted in Iraq attacks, official sayupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 10:43:00

Attackers targeted Shiite pilgrims and mourners Thursday in Iraq ahead of a major holy day, causing at least 14 deaths, officials said.

Police: Dozens dead in Pakistan explosionupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:32:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people Monday by detonating explosives outside a bank where people had lined up to pick up their monthly checks, police said.

Hospital treats bomb victimsupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:32:00

CNN's Ivan Watson walks through a hospital in Rawalpindi treating victims of a bombing outside of a bank.

Blast survivors describe escapeupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 08:46:00

Survivors recount narrow escapes from a deadly bombing of a crowded marketplace in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Survivors recount narrow escape from deadly Peshawar market bombingupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 08:46:00

A massive car bomb tore through the heart of a bustling marketplace in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, killing at least 100 people -- including many women and children -- and injuring at least 200 others, officials said.

Pakistan schools reopenupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 11:16:00

Public schools reopened in Kabul nearly a week after a pair of suicide bombers attacked a university.

11 NATO troops killed in 2 days in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 11:26:00

International troops in Afghanistan endured another deadly attack Tuesday, a day after 10 NATO-led troops were killed in that country.

Police chief hurt, bodyguard killed in Iraq suicide attackupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 19:07:00

A security guard for a provincial police chief was killed Saturday in a suicide bombing in western Iraq, state-run media reported.

Blasts in northwest Pakistan kill 8, including childrenupdated: Fri May 29 2009 00:56:00

A series of explosions in northwest Pakistan killed eight people Thursday night, and two suspected militants died in a gunbattle with Peshawar police on a rooftop, authorities said.

Bomber kills 7 near U.S. base in Afghanistanupdated: Wed May 13 2009 02:50:00

A car bomber targeted a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people Wednesday, a day after Taliban militants attacked many locations in the city of Khost, U.S. military officials said.

Taliban storm strategic Afghan cityupdated: Tue May 12 2009 13:07:00

A Taliban suicide bomb squad disguised as regular Afghan army troops stormed a strategic city close to the border with Pakistan Tuesday, prompting a fierce six-hour battle with U.S. troops, local officials and the U.S. military said.

Iraq violence, insurgent arrestupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 14:30:00

Two suicide bombings kill more than 70 in Iraq and the Iraqi military says a top insurgent has been captured.

Sectarian violence continues with more bombings in Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 15:44:00

Bombings killed at least eight people and left dozens injured Thursday in Mosul and Karbala as sectarian violence continued in Iraqi cities.

Double car bombing targets Shiite pilgrims; 16 killedupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 13:55:00

A double car bombing killed 16 people and wounded 43 others Wednesday at a Baghdad bus station where Shiite pilgrims had gathered ahead of an upcoming holy day, according to an official with Iraq's Interior Ministry.

Coalition forces kill 38 Afghan militantsupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:34:00

Troops in Afghanistan launched raids against militants over the last two days, killing 32 armed insurgents near the nation's capital and six militants in western Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in statements Wednesday.

Teen suicide bomberupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 09:04:00

CNN's Atia Abawi reports on the growing phenomenon of boys recruited as suicide bombers in Afghanistan.

Bombings across Iraq kill dozensupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 07:11:00

Militants in three Iraqi cities set off deadly explosions Monday, killing at least 39 people, government officials said.

Al Qaeda blamed for Somali bombing waveupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 13:07:00

A string of suicide bombings targeting government buildings and a United Nations compound in Somalia left at least 25 people dead Wednesday in attacks a U.S. official said bore hallmarks of the al Qaeda terror network.

Time.com: Why the Car Bomb Is a Terrorist's Best Weaponupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 14:00:00

The 'poor man's air force' is accessible, devastating and extremely hard to defend against

Bomber strikes in Iraq after drawing crowd to car crashupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 10:32:00

At least six people were killed and 50 wounded when a suicide car bomber apparently staged a traffic accident to draw more victims to the explosion.

Time.com: Bomber Kills 25 Iraq Police Recruitsupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 15:50:00

A suicide bomber with explosives hidden beneath his traditional robe blew himself up Tuesday in a crowd of Iraqis trying to join the police force, killing at least 25 people

Female suicide bombersupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 13:32:00

CNN has exclusive access to a woman who Iraq authorities accuse of planning to blow herself up. CNN's Arwa Damon reports

Iraqi mom ridicules cops over suicide bombingsupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 13:32:00

The woman ridicules the Iraqi police who question her about ties to suicide bombers.

Suicide bomber or victim?updated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:29:00

Iraqi police have detained a 15-year-old girl strapped with explosives in Baquba, Iraq. CNN's Arwa Damon reports

10 French soldiers killed in Afghan fightingupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 10:13:00

Ten French soldiers were killed Tuesday in fighting near the Afghan capital of Kabul after 100 insurgents attacked a patrol, authorities said.

Ethiopian forces kill Somali civilians, witnesses sayupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 09:02:00

Ethiopian forces in Somalia have killed at least 46 civilians after a roadside bomb ripped through their military convoy, residents said.

Time.com: Iraq Car Bomb Kills 18, Some Childrenupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 17:00:00

A car bomb killed at least seven children and 11 other people in a northern city

Scores die in wave of attacks in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 16:20:00

Nine U.S. troops were killed Sunday in an attack on a base in a remote province of eastern Afghanistan, a Western official said.

Pentagon: Taliban 'resilient' in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 19:57:00

Nearly seven years after their defeat by U.S. forces, the Taliban have regrouped and have formed a "resilient insurgency," according to a new Pentagon report on security in Afghanistan.

Catching women suicide bombersupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 08:04:00

The U.S. military is training Iraqi women to find female suicide bombers. CNN's Jill Dougherty sits in on a class.

Time.com: Car Bomb at Baghdad Market Kills 50updated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:00:00

A car bomb tore through a market area in a mainly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding dozens

Iraqi leader arrives in Iran for talksupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 12:58:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a visit with top Iranian officials, his office said, while car bombings renewed violence at home.

Roadside bomb in Iraq injures 7 Marinesupdated: Sat May 24 2008 04:08:00

Seven U.S. Marines were wounded by a roadside bomb that also wounded two Iraqi police officers and killed a civilian interpreter in the Anbar province city of Falluja Friday morning, according to the U.S. military.

Iraq clashesupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 21:43:00

Iraqi residents look to regain normality after more violence and clashes disturb Sadr City.

International Zone again under fire updated: Mon Apr 28 2008 21:43:00

Two mortars were fired Monday into Baghdad's heavily fortified International Zone where U.S. and Iraqi offices are based, Iraqi Interior Ministry officials told CNN. There was no word on casualties or damage.

Car bombs, suicide attack kill 17 in northern Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 22:47:00

A string of car bombs shook Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city, on Monday, killing 12 Kurdish troops and a civilian and wounding several others, U.S. and Iraqi authorities reported.

Time.com: An Ominous Milestone in Iraqupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 14:00:00

As the US death toll reaches 4,000, a spurt of attacks over Easter weekend raises fears that, as one Baghdad resident put it, "in a minute ... we can fall into hell again"

In one day, bombings, battles and shooting kill 48 in Iraqupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 03:35:00

Bombings, clashes and a shooting in Iraq Tuesday left at least 48 people dead, and another 20 bodies were found in a mass grave, police officials told CNN.

Two blasts in Iraq kill eight U.S. troopsupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 00:18:00

Two bombings in separate Iraq provinces on Monday killed eight U.S. troops, the U.S. military said.

New suicide tactics in Iraqupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 00:18:00

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad in a new tactic of choice by insurgents. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.

Wheelchair bomber kills 3 in Iraq police stationupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 17:06:00

A man in a wheelchair blew himself up Monday in a northern Iraqi police station, killing three National Police officers, including a commander, police said.

Time.com: Iraq Police to Round Up Indigentsupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:00:00

Iraqi officials have ordered police to round up the indigent from the streets of Baghdad to prevent them from being used by insurgents as suicide bombers

Afghan bomb blasts claim 6 livesupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 08:26:00

Roadside bombings and a military operation across Afghanistan over the last two days left six people dead, five others wounded, and three detained, officials said on Wednesday.

Violence in Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 04:15:00

Relative calm returns after fierce sectarian fighting left dozens dead in Basra and Nasiriya. CNN's Cal Perry reports.

Iraq official: 3 suicide bombers at large in Anbar after blastupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 04:15:00

U.S. planes bombarded al Qaeda in Iraq safe havens on the southern outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday, hours after a suicide bomber carrying explosives in a candy box killed six people in Anbar province.

Deadly bombings in Algeriaupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 11:29:00

Two explosions rip through Algeria's capital leaving at dozens dead. CNN's Paula Newton explains.

Suicide car bombings in Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 13:28:00

In Iraq, two separate suicide bombings north of Baghdad on Tuesday kill at least 35 people and wound scores more.

Suicide car bomb kills 25 in Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 04:22:00

Dozens of people picking up cylinders of cooking gas were victims of a suicide car bomb attack Tuesday morning in the northern Iraqi city of Baiji.

Car bomb on Christmasupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 04:22:00

Dozens of people picking up cooking gas canisters were victims of a suicide car bomb attack in northern Iraq.

Violence dips, stable Iraq 'within reach,' Gates says updated: Wed Dec 05 2007 11:22:00

Violence in Iraq has fallen to its lowest level in almost two years, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

Time.com: Taliban Bombings Rock Kabulupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 05:00:00

Three attacks in four days highlight the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital as ordinary Afghans find themselves increasingly in the crosshairs

Time.com: Keeping on Top of the Surgeupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 18:00:00

One bad Sunday rocks U.S. soldiers in Sadr City, but troops now feel they have the upper hand in Baghdad

Time.com: Bracing for an Al-Qaeda Comeback updated: Wed Nov 07 2007 10:00:00

The Sunni extremist group in Iraq has been strangely quiet of late. But U.S. military commanders don't expect that to last

Helicopter strike kills 11 in Iraqupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 12:02:00

Violence in several Iraqi locations on Tuesday left more than a dozen people dead, according to authorities.

24 die in Iraq peace meeting blastupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 10:31:00

A suicide bombing in Iraq's volatile Diyala province ripped through a "reconciliation meeting" on Monday night attended by Sunni and Shiite militia leaders -- a brazen attack that killed and wounded dozens and fractured an effort to foster amity between the rival sects.

Bomb fails to kill Afghan officialupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 06:28:00

The governor of Afghanistan's southeastern province of Khost survived an assassination attempt on Wednesday when a suicide car bomber struck his convoy, witnesses and officials said.

Time.com: Petraeus Prepares Troop Reduction Planupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 19:10:00

The top American commander in Iraq said Wednesday he was preparing recommendations on troop reductions before he returns to Washington next month for a report to Congress

Twin bomb blasts kill 4 in Iraqupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 22:01:00

Two roadside bombs planted near a gas station in Baghdad's southeastern Amin neighborhood detonated in quick succession Wednesday morning, killing at least four people and wounding seven others, according to officials. One police officer was killed in the blasts and three other officers were wounded, according to an official with Iraq's Interior Ministry said.

At least 117 killed in Iraqi village market blastupdated: Sat Jul 07 2007 22:50:00

A suicide car bomber targeting a busy market in a northern Iraqi village killed at least 117 people Saturday morning, a government official told CNN.

Taliban militants reported killed in Afghan firefightsupdated: Sat Jul 07 2007 04:24:00

"Several" Taliban militants were killed Saturday in fighting along the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said. NATO also reported "initial indications" of many insurgents killed in eastern Afghanistan.

Abbas' militia defying ordersupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 03:30:00

Abbas' militia defying orders

Israeli forces, Hamas militants clash in Gazaupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 03:30:00

Israeli forces killed eight militants during clashes in central Gaza on Thursday, Palestinian medical sources said.

A new kind of al Qaeda plotupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 23:43:00

A new kind of al Qaeda plot

Military raids target terrorist cells in Iraq updated: Wed Jul 04 2007 22:00:00

U.S.-led coalition forces killed a suspected terrorist and detained nine others in raids targeting al Qaeda in Iraq, a military statement released Thursday said.

U.S. military says 25 insurgents killed in Iraqi provinceupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 02:27:00

American-led coalition forces battling insurgents in Iraq's Diyala province near Baghdad killed 25 insurgents in a three-day operation, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Time.com: U.S. Implicates Iran in Jan. Attackupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 03:45:00

The U.S. military accused Iran on Monday of a direct role in a sophisticated militant attack that killed five American troops in Iraq, portraying Tehran as waging a proxy war through Shiite extremists

Colonel: Iraqi forces still need help from U.S. troopsupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 01:29:00

The U.S. military virtually abandoned an area southeast of Baghdad known as Salman Pak two years ago, leaving behind a refuge for insurgents to operate and allowing them to establish a key explosives smuggling route to Baghdad.

Inside the 'surge' in Iraqupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 01:29:00

Inside the 'surge' in Iraq

Time.com: 5 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Baghdadupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 01:00:00

Five American soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a coordinated attack in southern Baghdad involving a roadside bomb and rocket-propelled grenades

Five U.S. troops killed in 'very violent' Iraq attackupdated: Fri Jun 29 2007 04:01:00

Five U.S. soldiers were killed when a "very large" roadside bomb exploded near their combat patrol in southern Baghdad, a U.S. general said Friday.

Time.com: In Iraq, Operation Last Chanceupdated: Fri Jun 29 2007 03:00:00

General David Petraeus believes his Iraq strategy is working. But convincing Congress is another story

Insurgents killed while rigging truck with explosivesupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 10:47:00

Fourteen insurgents were killed Wednesday in northern Iraq while trying to rig a truck with explosives, police in Tikrit said.

Time.com: Hope for Gaza Hostages?updated: Wed Jun 27 2007 05:55:00

As both BBC reporter Alan Johnston and Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit speak out, Hamas must show that it is powerful and responsible enough to win their release

Time.com: Brutal New Tactics In Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 26 2007 17:25:00

The clever and deadly methods insurgents are using to counteract the U.S.-led surge -- and why they are working

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