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20 wounded in Iraq double bombingupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 09:29:00

At least 20 people were wounded, some critically, in a double bombing Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police said.

U.S. military base in Iraq gets makeover, new missionupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 08:16:00

The American military footprint in the volatile northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk has all but disappeared ahead of a year-end deadline to withdraw, raising questions about the security of a small contingent of State Department employees and contractors staying behind.

U.S. troops recount lieutenant's death for Iraqi courtupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 03:22:00

Three U.S. soldiers detailed the shooting death of their platoon leader for an Iraqi judge Sunday in an effort to preserve a case that will be tried months after U.S. troops have left the country.

Multiple bomb blasts rock Iraqupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 07:56:00

Dozens are killed in Kut, Iraq, after a car bomb and roadside bomb explode on a busy commercial street.

Iraq church bombing wounds at least 20updated: Tue Aug 02 2011 08:45:00

A car bomb exploded outside a Catholic church in central Kirkuk, Iraq, early Tuesday, wounding at least 20 people, authorities said.

Bombers kill at least 5 in Iraqupdated: Wed May 25 2011 11:25:00

Bombings in three restive Iraqi cities over the last 24 hours killed five people and wounded several others, police told CNN.

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.

27 killed in Iraq blastsupdated: Thu May 19 2011 18:21:00

Twenty-seven people were killed and 84 wounded in three blasts in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday, officials said.

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.

Car bomb kills 2 in oil-rich Iraqi cityupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 06:32:00

Two civilians were killed and 35 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded in central oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday morning, police said.

7 killed and dozens injured in attacks in northern Iraqupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 06:53:00

At least seven people were killed and 68 others were wounded after three car bomb explosions Wednesday in Iraq's oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk, said Jamal Taher, police chief.

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.

Iraqi robbers take gold, cash, kill 7updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 14:04:00

Gunmen stormed an outdoor market Tuesday in northern Iraq, killing seven people and robbing several jewelry stores, police said.

Violence erupts in northern Iraqi citiesupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:28:00

A series of violent attacks claimed the lives of four people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police said Friday. Among the dead were a baker, a policeman and an imam.

Iraq voting law passesupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 23:46:00

The Iraqi parliament has voted to pass a revised election law. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

U.S. relieved as Iraq passes election law, ambassador saysupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 23:46:00

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill said Sunday that American officials were extremely relieved that Iraq's parliament passed a long-awaited election law.

Iraqi parliament passes key voting lawupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 18:55:00

Iraq's parliament on Sunday passed a long-awaited election law that the government said will allow national elections to take place in January.

Iraqi parliament fails to reach deal on election lawupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 14:24:00

Iraqi parliament members adjourned on Saturday without reaching an accord on a controversial new elections law, and the lawmakers could make another try to forge and pass legislation tomorrow.

Kurds report U.S. pressure to accept Iraqi election dealupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 18:28:00

A Kurdish member of Iraq's parliament said Monday that the United States is pressuring the "highest levels of the Kurdish leadership" to accept a compromise that would dictate how national elections would be held in January.

Outrage in Baghdadupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:56:00

The Iraqi government vows to improve security after suicide attack. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Iraqi elections facing possible delayupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:56:00

The fate of Iraq's national elections hung in the balance Thursday as the nation's lawmakers failed to convene for an official session and adopt an election law, a move that could spark a delay in the upcoming vote.

Iraqi Kurdish bloc to boycott voteupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 00:10:00

The Kurdish bloc in the Iraqi parliament intends to boycott the vote on a proposed election law if the oil-rich province of Kirkuk is banned from voting in next year's national elections, two Kurdish lawmakers said.

Iraqi MPs fail to agree on new election lawupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:18:00

Iraq's parliament failed Wednesday to reach agreement on a new electoral law, but the parliament speaker said it would not affect the date of the general election scheduled for January.

Iraq's al-Maliki heads to White Houseupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 06:50:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki heads to the White House on Tuesday to meet President Barack Obama with the need for a timely election in Iraq dogging him.

Family massacred in Iraq bombingupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 12:37:00

At least eight members of an Iraqi family were killed and a child was wounded Wednesday in a bombing in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, local police said.

4 killed, 32 wounded as 6 Baghdad churches bombedupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 17:24:00

At least four people were killed and 32 wounded as six Baghdad-area churches were bombed within 24 hours, officials told CNN.

Iraqis cheer -- and fear -- U.S. pullout from citiesupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 16:35:00

Iraqis celebrated in the streets Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from their cities and towns under an agreement signed last year with the U.S. government.

Iraq: Death toll from huge suicide blast soarsupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 11:59:00

The death toll from Saturday's suicide truck bombing in northern Iraq -- the deadliest single attack this year -- has risen to 80, a police official said.

Iraq: Suicide truck bombing kills dozensupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 15:59:00

A suicide truck bombing near a Shiite mosque killed at least 67 people and wounded at least 200 Saturday in a city close to Kirkuk, Iraq, an official with Kirkuk police said.

Teen guns down Iraqi lawmaker, bombs mosqueupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 12:46:00

A 15-year-old boy shot and killed a prominent Sunni Arab parliament member and killed three more when he tossed a hand grenade into a Baghdad mosque on Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.

Attacks on Christians in Iraq leave 3 deadupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 19:35:00

Two attacks on Christian families in the city of Kirkuk on Sunday evening left three people dead and two others wounded, police said.

Commentary: How to get out of Iraq carefullyupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 15:41:00

What should President Obama do to build on what is widely acknowledged to be Iraq's fragile peace?

Disputed Kirkuk a center of Kurds' struggle for powerupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 11:24:00

The Kirkuk region -- where police say a suicide bomber killed 55 at a restaurant on Thursday -- is a key battleground in a power struggle among Kurds and other elements in Arab-dominated Iraq.

Kirkuk hit by horrific bombingupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 22:58:00

More than 50 Iraqis killed by bomber in Kirkuk during Eid Al Adha holiday. CNN's Michael Ware reports.

At least 55 killed in Iraq suicide blast during restaurant talksupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 22:58:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people Thursday at a restaurant in northern Iraq where Arab and Kurdish politicians were working on ways to ease tensions.

Suicide bomber kills more than 50 at northern Iraq restaurantupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 08:37:00

A suicide bomber in northern Iraq attacked a restaurant Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding 109, a local police official said.

Blast kills U.S. soldier in Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 15:15:00

A U.S. soldier was killed Saturday when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in the southeastern Iraqi province of Maysan, the U.S. military said.

U.S. military says al Qaeda in Iraq mastermind deadupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 19:21:00

Coalition forces in Baghdad have killed the man believed to be the mastermind of recent bombings in the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said.

Time.com: Iraqi Parliament Paves the Way for Provincial Elections updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 16:55:00

Parliament breaks the deadlock on an electoral law by postponing resolution on the key sticking point of Kirkuk

Stage being set for Iraqi elections as violence flaresupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 14:52:00

At least 22 police officers and Awakening Council members were killed in an ambush southwest of Diyala Wednesday, a U.S. military official said.

Female suicide bombers target pilgrims, rallyupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 10:35:00

Four female suicide bombers and a gunman killed at least 70 people and wounded almost 300 others during a string of attacks in central Baghdad and Kirkuk on Monday, officials said.

Time.com: Iraq Suicide Blasts Cause Carnage updated: Mon Jul 28 2008 06:00:00

Explosions tore through a Shi'ite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish rally in northern Iraq, killing at least 43 people and wounding scores more

Iraq's Talabani rejects election lawupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 10:47:00

Iraq's president has rejected the recently passed provincial elections law, his office said on Wednesday -- a move that appears to doom what has been touted as all-important legislation for the country.

Heads of 3 Iraqi tribes killedupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:31:00

Three prominent tribal leaders, including the head of Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribe and two others who had been working for national reconciliation, were killed over the past 24 hours in northern Iraq.

Iraq-Iran talksupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:31:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in Tehran, Iran, meeting with the Iranian president. CNN's Morgan Neill reports

Last stand in Iraqupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 13:41:00

ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the military operations against al Qaeda in Iraq.

6 killed by U.S. copter may have been alliesupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 13:41:00

Six Iraqis were killed Saturday when a U.S. helicopter fired on a small gathering at what may have been a pro-U.S. group's checkpoint, officials said.

Kurds return to Kirkukupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 14:33:00

Forced out by Saddam Hussein, Kurds are returning to Kirkuk, Iraq. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

Rice visits Baghdad and Kirkukupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 21:37:00

Turkish troops cross into Iraq during a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

In Iraq, Rice renews call for reconciliationupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 13:30:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that improvements in security in Iraq have provided a window of opportunity in which political reconciliation should take place.

Time.com: Rice Pays Surprise Visit to Kirkukupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 08:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit Tuesday to Kirkuk in the oil-rich Kurdish region

Iraq's dilemma over oilupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 01:25:00

Chaos and violence keep $1 trillion worth of oil in the ground near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

Blast kills regional al-Sadr leader, familyupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 01:25:00

A regional leader of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement and his family died when an explosion went off as they were sleeping in their home in southern Iraq, police said.

Deadly cholera threatens Iraq's childrenupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 12:29:00

Cholera deaths at a Baghdad orphanage and deteriorating water and sewage systems are spurring fears of a larger outbreak of the killer disease, the United Nations children's agency 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.

One dead after Iraqi police convoy comes under attack in Kirkukupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 09:12:00

The deputy police chief in the northern Iraqi town of Kirkuk escaped unharmed when a bomb exploded near his convoy Saturday in central Kirkuk, but one of his bodyguards was killed, police said.

Death toll hits 12 as cholera spreads in Iraqupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 12:06:00

A 40-year-old woman who lived in the southern Baghdad outskirts has died of cholera, the 12th death in Iraq from a recent outbreak of the disease, an Iraqi Health Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

Blast in Kirkuk kills dozensupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 04:42:00

Blast in Kirkuk kills dozens

Truck bomb kills at least 80 in Kirkukupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 04:42:00

A suicide truck bomber ripped through a busy commercial district in Kirkuk on Monday afternoon, leaving a large crater surrounded by dozens of mutilated bodies, police and military officials said.

Rebuilding Iraq's policeupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 04:41:00

Rebuilding Iraq's police

At least 14 killed at home of Iraqi police officialupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 07:35:00

Gunmen attacked the house of a senior Baquba police official Friday, killing at least 14 people, a Diyala province security official said.

Tal Afar toll tops record for Iraq war's deadliest attackupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 08:47:00

A suicide truck bombing in the northern city of Tal Afar last week is the deadliest single attack since the Iraq war began in 2003, a high-ranking Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Monday as a new death toll for the blast surfaced.

Bombs hit on anniversary of warupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 11:48:00

Six explosions rocked this oil-rich city in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 37, a Kirkuk police official told CNN.

Attackers kill 35 in Baghdad, Kirkuk; 30 bodies foundupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 08:23:00

Explosions and gunfire in the Iraqi capital and the northern city of Kirkuk claimed 35 lives Wednesday.

Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodiesupdated: Sun Oct 15 2006 23:58:00

Iraqi police found 83 bodies in Iraq over the weekend, an official with Baghdad emergency police said.

U.N. chief: Iraq in 'grave danger' of civil warupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 13:12:00

Just hours after a suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Iraq, U.N. chief Kofi Annan said Monday that the nation is in "grave danger" of falling into civil war.

Wave of bombs kills 23 in Kirkukupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 03:31:00

Four car bomb attacks in less than three hours in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday left at least 23 people dead and 66 wounded, police told CNN.

Hunger-strike Hussein in hospitalupdated: Sun Jul 23 2006 02:44:00

Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been taken to the hospital after suffering from the effects of a hunger strike, launched in protest of his ongoing trial, the chief prosecutor in his trial said.

U.S., Iraqi bid to rout al Qaeda terroristsupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 05:09:00

U.S. and Iraqi soldiers have launched an operation outside the oil-rich city of Kirkuk to rout out al Qaeda terrorists blamed for killing dozens of Iraqi soldiers and police in recent weeks.

Gunmen kidnap Iraq's Olympic leader, 30 workersupdated: Sat Jul 15 2006 07:13:00

The head of Iraq's Olympic Committee, Ahmad el Kijiye, was kidnapped Saturday along with at least 30 of his co-workers by gunmen dressed in army uniforms, Iraqi police said.

Violence takes lives at mosque, army checkpointupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 10:42:00

Bombs killed eight people in Baghdad, including seven at Ismail Al-Qubaisi Mosque at 2:30 p.m. after Friday prayers. Five people were wounded.

Bodies marked 'traitor' found in Baghdadupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 07:07:00

Attacks around Iraq on Monday claimed five lives and wounded at least 31 people, officials said.

ABC anchor, cameraman in Iraq in stable conditionupdated: Sun Jan 29 2006 08:34:00

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and his cameraman were in serious but stable condition Sunday after both were wounded by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, ABC officials said.

Iraqi protests continue in Kirkukupdated: Thu Dec 29 2005 07:19:00

About 350 Arab and Turkmen demonstrators took to the streets of Kirkuk on Thursday, protesting preliminary results of the Dec. 15 parliamentary election and condemning what they claim are Kurdish attempts to control the city, according to Kirkuk Police Chief Torhan Abdul Rahman.

Four killed, 17 hurt in Iraq attacksupdated: Sat Nov 26 2005 06:28:00

Insurgents in Iraq killed four people and wounded 17 others Saturday in three separate attacks, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills 18 in Kirkukupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 08:40:00

A suicide bombing killed 18 people and wounded 28 others Tuesday in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said.

Vehicle bomb kills 20 south of Baghdadupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 03:58:00

Deadly violence coinciding with the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan left 27 Iraqis dead Wednesday in Musayyib, Baghdad and Kirkuk.

Suicide car bomber hits Iraqi worshippersupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 05:03:00

More than 20 Iraqis have been killed in a third day of increasing violence in Baghdad and across the country.

Iraq political workers killed outside Mosqueupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 11:50:00

Insurgents killed three members of a leading Sunni Arab party on Friday in southern Mosul -- grabbing them off the street, lining them up against the wall of a mosque and shooting them, officials said.

Week's U.S. death toll in Iraq rises to 27updated: Thu Aug 04 2005 04:32:00

The American death toll this week in Iraq rose to 27.

Insurgent bombers kill 30 in Iraqupdated: Sun Jul 10 2005 02:06:00

Bombs in three Iraqi cities killed 30 people and wounded about 75, authorities said Sunday.

Attacks kill at least 30 across Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 03:05:00

Armed conflict rattled Iraq Tuesday, resulting in the deaths of at least 30 people in Kirkuk, Ramadi and near Baquba.

Violence hinders Iraqi political processes updated: Thu Jun 02 2005 01:12:00

Sunni Arabs -- many of whom boycotted Iraq's elections -- began talks Thursday with members of the panel writing the country's new constitution, officials said.

18 dead in attacks on Iraqi policeupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 03:25:00

Insurgents killed 18 people Thursday in attacks on police in three Iraqi cities, authorities said.

Blast kills 12 Iraqi security guardsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 04:02:00

A blast near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed 12 Iraqi security personnel trying to defuse a roadside bomb Wednesday, officials 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.

Hostage urges Italy to pull troops in plea for her life updated: Wed Feb 16 2005 06:58:00

An Italian journalist kidnapped earlier this month in Baghdad has appeared in a videotape aired on Italian TV and urged her fellow citizens, government and her companion to do all they can to end the occupation of Iraq.

Iraqi voter registration site attackedupdated: Sat Dec 18 2004 03:45:00

A mortar attack Saturday on an Iraqi voter registration site north of Baghdad killed an Iraqi civilian and wounded eight others, a U.S. Army spokesman said.

Rebels attack Baghdad, N. Iraqupdated: Tue Nov 09 2004 04:25:00

Deadly insurgent attacks that have come to typify the persistent warfare in Iraq have left at least seven people dead in two volatile regions north of Baghdad.

Kirkuk suicide blast kills 19updated: Sat Sep 18 2004 03:54:00

A suicide car bomb detonated Saturday in front of the Iraqi national guard headquarters in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 19 people and wounding 67 others, including guardsmen and recruits, Iraqi officials said.

Iraq violence leaves 40 deadupdated: Sun Sep 05 2004 04:17:00

Fighting and a suicide bombing killed at least 40 people across Iraq in weekend violence.

At least 40 die in Iraq violence updated: Sat Sep 04 2004 08:50:00

Fighting and a suicide bombing killed at least 40 people across Iraq in weekend violence.

Egyptian hostage in Iraq faces deadlineupdated: Thu Jul 15 2004 04:06:00

The abductors of an Egyptian hostage in Iraq have given his Saudi employer 48 hours to prove the company has left Iraq, the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera reported Thursday.

U.S. troops held back in Najaf battleupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 08:00:00

American soldiers held back from helping Iraqi police in their battle against the Mehdi Army in Najaf on Thursday morning, but later U.S. commanders agreed to resupply the police with ammunition, according to a senior U.S. military officer.

Two killed in attack on Mosul's city hallupdated: Sat Mar 27 2004 07:15:00

Violence marked the start of the weekend in Iraq as two Iraqi civilians were killed in an attack on Mosul's city hall and five were wounded by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

S. Korea rethinks Iraq troop planupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 22:41:00

South Korea has canceled plans to send 3,000 troops to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk due to security concerns, and is working with the United States to decide on a more suitable location for its troops to be deployed.

8 Iraqi police killed in Kirkuk bombingupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 01:23:00

A car bomb attack on a police station Monday killed eight police officers and wounded 35 others, including two children, in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, the U.S. military said.

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