Iraq's army, seen by some as a weapon against the people, is targeted by rocket attack. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.
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.
A car bomb and roadside bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed seven and wounded dozens on Monday, officials with Iraq's Interior Ministry told CNN.
The death toll from a car bomb attack in central Iraq on Friday grew to 10, Interior Ministry officials said Saturday.
Four people were killed and 24 wounded when a car bomb tore through a funeral procession in central Iraq, said an Iraqi official who declined to be named.
At least six people were killed and 32 wounded Sunday in four consecutive explosions in the city of Karbala, Iraqi officials said.
Gunmen shot 22 passengers to death after intercepting a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims Monday night in Iraq's Anbar province, police officials said.
Separate blasts in Iraq killed nine people and left dozens wounded in attacks targeting pilgrims near the Shiite holy city of Karbala, authorities said Saturday.
Three bombings targeted Shiite pilgrims Monday in and around Karbala, Iraq, killing at least 33 people, officials said.
The grim toll in deadly bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq rose Friday as officials said at least 50 people were killed.
At least 32 people were killed and 150 others wounded in two explosions targeting Shiite pilgrims Thursday in Karbala, about 60 miles (100 km) south of Baghdad, police officials said.
Dozens were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Tikrit. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.
A pair of suicide attacks Wednesday morning in Iraq's Diyala province, north of Baghdad, killed at least 16 people and wounded nearly 100 others, authorities said.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims will celebrate the Shaabaniya religious holiday on Wednesday, undeterred by two car bombs that killed at least 25 people two days earlier.
At least 25 people were killed in three bombings in Iraq on Monday, authorities said.
Car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 32 people and wounded 154 others south of Baghdad on Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.
A motorcycle bomb killed 20 people and injured 117 others south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.
At least 41 people were killed and 106 others wounded Monday in a suicide bombing that targeted Shiite pilgrims in northeastern Baghdad, Iraq's Interior Ministry said.
Iranian security forces blamed a privately owned vehicle Thursday for allegedly running into protesters during Sunday's opposition protests on a Shiite Muslim holy day, according to a news agency.
Two Shiite pilgrims were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad on Saturday afternoon, the latest strike targeting people marking Ashura, one of the most important annual holy periods for Shiite Muslims across the globe.
A roadside bomb Friday killed three Shiite pilgrims walking in the Iraqi capital in advance of the holy day of Ashura, authorities said.
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Iran could see widespread protests this weekend, as a day of mourning for the most prominent cleric to oppose the regime coincides with the major Shiite holy day of Ashura.
Attackers targeted Shiite pilgrims and mourners Thursday in Iraq ahead of a major holy day, causing at least 14 deaths, officials said.
Gunmen clad in Iraqi army uniforms stormed a house Wednesday north of Baghdad and killed six members of a family, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.
A bomb killed at least four people and wounded 25 others in one of Iraq's holy cities Wednesday morning, an Interior Ministry official said.
In a good will gesture to militant groups, the Iraqi government has freed a man who had been held in connection with the killing of five U.S. soldiers, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
A female suicide bomber Friday detonated in a crowd of mostly women and children on their way to a religious festival, killing at least 38 people and wounding 50 others, an Interior Ministry official said.
Bombings killed at least eight people and left dozens injured Thursday in Mosul and Karbala as sectarian violence continued in Iraqi cities.
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.
U.S. forces shot two Shiite pilgrims on Saturday night as they walked to Karbala for an upcoming holy day, an Interior Ministry official said.
A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people and injured 70 -- many of them women -- during a Shia pilgrimage in northwestern Baghdad Sunday, Iraqi officials told CNN.
A bomb attached to a civilian car exploded Saturday in northern Iraq, killing two people who were inside, an Interior Ministry official said.
Two bombings overnight near major shrines in the holy Shiite city of Karbala left at least three people dead and 15 others wounded, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Thursday.
Bombers struck Shiite pilgrims Saturday for a third consecutive day, killing six people in the latest in a series of attacks
A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed six people and wounded 10 others Saturday morning, an Iraqi interior ministry official said.
Bombings killed six Iraqis and wounded 51 in Baghdad and Mosul on Tuesday, and the Iraqi Interior Ministry said the death toll in a suicide bombing the day before in Karbala rose to 50.
ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing fighting in Mosul, five years after the invasion of Iraq.
A female suicide bomber apparently targeting Shiite worshippers killed at least 40 people and wounded at least 65 in Karbala on Monday, according to an Interior Ministry official.
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.
A suicide bomber killed at least 40 Shiite pilgrims and wounded 60 others Sunday as the pilgrims made their way to Karbala to commemorate one of the holiest days of the Shiite calendar, the Interior Ministry said.
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Gunmen kidnapped 10 tribal sheiks in Baghdad as the men were heading home Sunday after meetings with Iraqi officials on the nation's contentious reconciliation process, an Interior Ministry official said.
Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing Sunday from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defense said.
Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered a suspension of his Mehdi Army militia for up to six months for restructuring, a senior aide said Wednesday.
Mehdi Army 'restructuring'
As US and British influence in Southern Iraq wanes, rival Shi'ite militias are vying to assert their supremacy
Clashes between Shiite militias left dozens of people dead and hundreds wounded in Karbala and Baghdad, prompting Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday to call for calm, his spokesman said.
Police told more than 1 million pilgrims to leave the Shiite holy city of Karbala Tuesday after two days of violence claimed at least 27 lives during a religious festival
Raid on al-Qaeda
The U.S. military on Saturday said coalition forces south of Baghdad found a site where people were executed and bodies dumped, as 10 more corpses were found in the Iraqi capital.
At least 17 people were killed Friday when U.S. and Iraqi forces battled "rogue" Shiite militia members in Karbala after a raid, the U.S. military said.
Secrecy and survival in Iraq
The fight between U.S.-led forces and militants in and near Baghdad and the sectarian civil war raging in the capital has overshadowed another grim wartime reality -- the factional strife in Iraq's southern Shiite heartland.
A January attack on U.S. forces there is an unsolved mystery. A new report suggests Iraqi police may have been involved
A U.S. military commander said Friday that militants used a mock-up in Iran to help plan for a deadly operation in the Iraqi city of Karbala earlier this year.
U.S. forces have killed a man identified as the ringleader of the January 20 attack on U.S. troops in Karbala, Iraq, that left five Americans dead, military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."
A suicide car bomber attacked between two Shiite shrines in the Iraqi city of Karbala Saturday, killing at least 58 people and wounding 170, a police spokesman said.
Bombings in Karbala and the Baghdad area killed at least 56 people and wounded scores of others Saturday morning, police and medical officials said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon ducked in surprise when an explosion rattled Baghdad's Green Zone on Thursday where he was delivering a televised news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
A man with ties to a radical Shiite cleric is in U.S. custody in connection with an attack that killed five American soldiers in Karbala in January, U.S. officials said.
Dozens of Shiite pilgrims were killed Sunday in Baghdad when a car bomb exploded near a minibus that was part of a stream of traffic bringing pilgrims home from a religious ceremony in the holy city of Karbala, police said.
At least 30 Iraqis were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest at a popular cafe in the town of Balad Ruz, a police official said.
Attacks on Shiite pilgrims en route to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala continued into a third day as bombings killed 15 people Wednesday in Baghdad, police said.
The Pentagon is investigating whether a recent attack on a military compound in Karbala was carried out by Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives, two officials from separate U.S. government agencies said.
Four people suspected in last weekend's deadly attack on American soldiers in the central Iraqi city of Karbala have been detained, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
Attackers who killed five U.S. troops at a government building in Karbala posed as U.S. military officials to get past Iraqi guards, a Karbala police spokesman said.
Bombs in Iraqi marketplaces killed dozens of people Monday in Baghdad and in Khalis, near the northeastern city of Baquba.
All 12 people aboard a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter were killed when it went down northeast of Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said.
A car bomb explosion rocked the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, holy to Shiites, on Saturday morning, killing at least five people, Karbala police and hospital sources said.
Insurgents shot and killed at least 14 pilgrims from India and Pakistan, one of several attacks in Iraq that have killed a dozen other people during the last 24 hours.
The death toll following Thursday's suicide attack in the city of Hangu in northwest Pakistan has reached 30, police sources have told CNN.
Bombers killed two people and wounded seven others Wednesday in Baghdad as Iraq's minister of higher education escaped unharmed in one of the attacks, Iraqi police said.
Two bombs exploded only minutes apart Tuesday in a central Baghdad market, killing at least three people and wounding 20 others, Iraqi emergency police said.
At least 13 people, including six Iraqi police commandos, were wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded Saturday as a police commando patrol was passing by, police said.
In the deadliest day in Iraq in nearly four months, at least 134 people were killed and scores were wounded by insurgent-bomb attacks, authorities said Thursday.
Iraq's permanent four-year parliament will be a 275-seat body called the Council of Representatives elected under a system that election officials said "rewards voter turnout."
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in southwestern Baghdad Saturday morning, a U.S. military statement said.
In the deadliest single insurgent attack of the Iraq war, a suicide car bombing killed 125 people Monday in Hilla where police recruits were waiting to get physicals, Iraqi government and health officials said.
Explosions ripped through Iraq on Friday, leaving at least 27 people dead and five dozen wounded as Shiite Muslims observed Ashura, authorities said.
Iraqi police said Monday they had arrested 50 people and set up checkpoints and roadblocks a day after car bombings in two of the holiest Shiite Muslim cities killed nearly 70 people.
Deadly car bombings on Sunday hit the Iraqi Shiite Muslim holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, killing 67 people, officials said.
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An Arab journalist was among five Iraqis killed in fighting between coalition forces and insurgents in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, a hospital official said.
Coalition forces said they had killed 20 to 25 Iraqi militia loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr in Karbala, as the radical Shiite cleric said his militia will continue to fight U.S. forces.
Bulgaria's president has been shot at as he visited his country's troops in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, officials say.
A Bulgarian soldier has been shot dead by suspected insurgents who ambushed his convoy in the Iraqi holy Shiite city of Karbala, coalition forces said.
Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would disarm his militia and drop his conditions for negotiating with the U.S.-led coalition if Iraq's top Shiite spiritual body approves, his spokesman said Wednesday.
A fourth American missionary died overnight from wounds in a drive-by shooting in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
A highly anticipated signing ceremony for Iraq's interim constitution was halted Friday after Shiite members of the Iraqi Governing Council pulled out over concerns voiced by the top Shiite cleric in Iraq.
Following deadly attacks in Baghdad and Karbala on the holiest Shiite Muslim day of the year, the top U.S. administrator in Iraq promised Wednesday to shore up border patrols to prevent militants from entering the country.
A series of simultaneous explosions ripped through neighborhoods of Baghdad and the Shiite holy city of Karbala Tuesday, killing scores of people and injuring hundreds, Iraqi officials said.
It is the holiest day for Iraq's Shiite Muslims.
Explosions in two Iraqi cities, which killed or injured dozens of people during the Muslim holiday of Ashura, sent crowds of pilgrims fleeing in panic.
Suspected insurgents killed scores of people Tuesday in well-organized, simultaneous attacks in Baghdad and the holy city of Karbala on the holiest Shiite Muslim day of the year, U.S.-led coalition officials said.
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