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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.

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.

Car bomb leaves 10 dead in central Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 05:23:00

The death toll from a car bomb attack in central Iraq on Friday grew to 10, Interior Ministry officials said Saturday.

Car bomb leaves 4 dead in central Iraqupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 13:57:00

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.

Consecutive blasts in Iraqi city kill 6, wound 32updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 04:51:00

At least six people were killed and 32 wounded Sunday in four consecutive explosions in the city of Karbala, Iraqi officials said.

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.

9 killed in attacks on Shiite holy city in Iraqupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 07:59:00

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.

Iraq bombs target Shiite pilgrims, killing more than 30updated: Mon Jan 24 2011 11:49:00

Three bombings targeted Shiite pilgrims Monday in and around Karbala, Iraq, killing at least 33 people, officials said.

Death toll in attack on Shiite pilgrims now at 50updated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:36:00

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 killed in attack on pilgrims in Iraqupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 10:04:00

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.

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 attacks kill at least 16, wound dozens in Iraqupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 12:46:00

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.

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.

Scores in Iraq head to religious festival despite bombingupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 03:10:00

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.

Three blasts kill 25 in Iraqupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 21:12:00

At least 25 people were killed in three bombings in Iraq on Monday, authorities said.

Car bombs kill 32 in Iraqupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 16:56:00

Car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 32 people and wounded 154 others south of Baghdad on Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.

Motorbike bomb kills 20 in Iraqupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 09:02:00

A motorcycle bomb killed 20 people and injured 117 others south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

Female suicide bomber kills dozens in Baghdadupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 08:12:00

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 police deny any hit-and-run during protestsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 04:36:00

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.

Pilgrims killed in Baghdad bombingupdated: Sat Dec 26 2009 09:49:00

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.

Shiite pilgrims, census workers killed in Iraqupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 11:52:00

A roadside bomb Friday killed three Shiite pilgrims walking in the Iraqi capital in advance of the holy day of Ashura, authorities said.

Ahmadinejad pressed on protestsupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 17:47:00

In an interview with Britain's Channel 4 News, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responds to criticisms about violent arrests in Iran.

Protests loom in Iran as holy day nearsupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 17:47:00

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.

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.

Gunmen kill 6 in Iraqi home, official saysupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 16:05:00

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.

Four dead in Iraq restaurant bombingupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 05:52:00

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.

Iraq releases man held in slayings of U.S. soldiersupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 18:45:00

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.

Women, children among 38 killed near Iraq festivalupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 21:12:00

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.

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.

Iraqi official: U.S. troops shot pilgrimsupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 13:29:00

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.

Dozens killed in Iraqi pilgrimage suicide bombingupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:47:00

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.

Rigged car explodes, killing Iraqi brothersupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 12:43:00

A bomb attached to a civilian car exploded Saturday in northern Iraq, killing two people who were inside, an Interior Ministry official said.

3 killed in Iraq shrine bombingsupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 08:21:00

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.

Time.com: Bombers Hit Iraqi Pilgrims Againupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 15:00:00

Bombers struck Shiite pilgrims Saturday for a third consecutive day, killing six people in the latest in a series of attacks

Car bomb explodes in Iraq; 6 deadupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 04:07:00

A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed six people and wounded 10 others Saturday morning, an Iraqi interior ministry official said.

Death toll rises to 50 in Iraq bombing updated: Tue Mar 18 2008 17:46:00

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.

Fighting still strong in Mosulupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 17:46:00

ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing fighting in Mosul, five years after the invasion of Iraq.

Female suicide bomber kills 40 in Iraq, official saysupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 17:58:00

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.

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.

Bombers, gunmen attack Shiite pilgrimage in Iraqupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 10:13:00

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.

Turkish border talks stallupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 12:29:00

Turkey says an Iraqi offer to help control Kurdish rebels is too little and takes too long. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports

Sheiks snatched returning from reconciliation meetingupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 12:29:00

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.

British leave Basra base; retired general slams war planupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 01:49:00

Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing Sunday from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defense said.

Anti-U.S. cleric suspends his militia in Iraqupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:31:00

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'updated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:31:00

Mehdi Army 'restructuring'

Time.com: Iraq Militias Fighting for Supremacyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 16:00:00

As US and British influence in Southern Iraq wanes, rival Shi'ite militias are vying to assert their supremacy

Al-Sadr calls for calm after Shiite militias clash in Karbala, Baghdadupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 00:23:00

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.

Time.com: 1 Million Ordered Out of Holy Cityupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 12:00:00

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-Qaedaupdated: Sat Aug 25 2007 05:58:00

Raid on al-Qaeda

Execution, body dumping site found south of Baghdadupdated: Sat Aug 25 2007 05:58:00

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 killed as U.S., Iraqi forces battle Shiite militiaupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 22:41:00

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 Iraqupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 22:41:00

Secrecy and survival in Iraq

In Iraq's Shiite south, warlords slug it out for turf updated: Thu Jul 26 2007 22:31:00

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.

Time.com: Who Killed the Americans in Karbala?updated: Tue Jun 19 2007 04:15:00

A January attack on U.S. forces there is an unsolved mystery. A new report suggests Iraqi police may have been involved

U.S. general: Iraqi militants trained in Iranupdated: Fri May 25 2007 20:41:00

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. military: Architect of U.S. troop abductions killedupdated: Mon May 21 2007 06:29:00

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."

Car bomb attack near Shiite shrines kills dozensupdated: Sat Apr 28 2007 12:33:00

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.

Market, bridge bombings kill dozens in Iraqupdated: Sat Apr 14 2007 03:39:00

Bombings in Karbala and the Baghdad area killed at least 56 people and wounded scores of others Saturday morning, police and medical officials said.

Rocket hits near U.N. head in Iraqupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 09:02:00

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.

Man with al-Sadr ties held in attack on U.S. troopsupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 06:22:00

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.

Baghdad car bomb kills 31 pilgrimsupdated: Sun Mar 11 2007 06:22:00

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.

Police: Suicide bomber kills 30 in Iraq cafeupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 09:40:00

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.

Scores killed as Shiite pilgrims targeted again in Iraqupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 02:05:00

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.

Iran involvement suspected in Karbala compound attackupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 04:06:00

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.

Military: Four held in sneak attack on U.S. in Iraqupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 04:41:00

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.

Karbala attackers posed as U.S. military officialsupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 07:03:00

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.

Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi citiesupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 05:34:00

Bombs in Iraqi marketplaces killed dozens of people Monday in Baghdad and in Khalis, near the northeastern city of Baquba.

12 killed in U.S. copter crash in Iraq, 5 in militia attackupdated: Sat Jan 20 2007 11:21:00

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.

Deadly blast shakes Shiite holy city in Iraqupdated: Sat Dec 09 2006 04:11:00

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.

Gunmen kill 14 Pakistani, Indian pilgrims in Iraqupdated: Sat Sep 02 2006 03:58:00

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.

Violence mars Ashura festivalupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 02:31:00

The death toll following Thursday's suicide attack in the city of Hangu in northwest Pakistan has reached 30, police sources have told CNN.

Two die in series of Baghdad bombingsupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 06:42:00

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.

Baghdad blasts, minutes apart, kill 3updated: Tue Feb 07 2006 03:52:00

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.

13 wounded in car bomb attackupdated: Sat Jan 07 2006 04:52:00

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.

At least 134 killed in attacks across Iraqupdated: Thu Jan 05 2006 03:21:00

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 voting system designed to reward turnoutupdated: Wed Dec 14 2005 07:13:00

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."

2 U.S. soldiers, 1 Marine killed in Iraqupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 04:24:00

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.

Iraq suicide bomb kills at least 125updated: Mon Feb 28 2005 02:28:00

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.

At least 27 dead in Iraq blastsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2005 04:17:00

Explosions ripped through Iraq on Friday, leaving at least 27 people dead and five dozen wounded as Shiite Muslims observed Ashura, authorities said.

Police arrest 50 in Iraq after bombingsupdated: Mon Dec 20 2004 04:31:00

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.

Bombs in Karbala, Najaf kill 67updated: Sun Dec 19 2004 03:23:00

Deadly car bombings on Sunday hit the Iraqi Shiite Muslim holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, killing 67 people, officials said.

Fortune: Will This Recovery Run Out Of Gas?updated: Mon May 31 2004 00:01:00

When oil hits $40 a barrel, as it did in mid-May, alarm bells start to go off. After all, the last time oil jumped over $40 was in 1990, during the first Gulf war, after which the economy suffered...

Fighting kills Al-Jazeera journalistupdated: Fri May 21 2004 06:31:00

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.

Al-Sadr vows to continue fightupdated: Wed May 12 2004 03:34:00

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 president shot at in Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 05:57:00

Bulgaria's president has been shot at as he visited his country's troops in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, officials say.

Bulgarian killed in convoy attackupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 11:27:00

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.

Iraqi cleric open to disarming, spokesman saysupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 02:17:00

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.

Four U.S. missionaries killed in Iraqupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 08:08:00

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.

Arraf: Constitution was so closeupdated: Sat Mar 06 2004 11:26:00

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.

Bremer: U.S. to bolster Iraq border securityupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 02:41:00

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.

Scores killed in Iraq blastsupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 07:01:00

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.

Shiite Muslims' holiest dayupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 03:39:00

It is the holiest day for Iraq's Shiite Muslims.

Panicked pilgrims flee blast sitesupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 03:23:00

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.

Deadly attacks rock Baghdad, Karbalaupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 02:23:00

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.

Fortune: After Saddam goes It's hard to imagine now, but Iraq could lead an economic miniboom in the region--if the war ends in two monthupdated: Mon Apr 14 2003 00:01:00

It may be unseemly to mention it at a time when soldiers and civilians are dying in Iraq. But in the weeks and months that led up to the conflict, property prices soared in the historic Iraqi citie...

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