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Mosque shooting, suicide bombing hit Russia's Caucasus regionupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 12:16:00

At least six people were wounded when two masked men opened fire inside a mosque in Russia's North Caucasus region Saturday night, Russian officials said Sunday.

Suicide bomber kills 5 soldiers in Pakistan updated: Sat Aug 18 2012 03:46:00

A suicide bomber in a car detonated his explosives near a checkpoint in Pakistan, killing five soldiers, authorities said Saturday.

Spain 'al Qaeda cell' may have planned strike to coincide with Olympicsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 11:19:00

Three suspected al Qaeda terrorists arrested last week in Spain appear to have been interested in targeting a Gibraltar-area shopping mall in a strike that was likely intended to coincide with the London Olympic Games, an analyst says.

Spain arrests three al Qaeda suspectsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 11:19:00

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the arrests of three al Qaeda suspects in Spain.

Spain 'al Qaeda cell' may have targeted Gibraltar updated: Mon Aug 06 2012 15:03:00

Three suspected terrorists arrested last week in what Spanish officials call one of their largest operations against al Qaeda appear to have been interested in targeting a Gibraltar shopping mall.

Officials: Dozens killed in suicide attack at Yemen wakeupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 08:10:00

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a wake in southern Yemen on Saturday night, killing more than 45 people and wounding at least 41, the interior ministry said.

Al-Qaeda in Yemen wants Western recruitsupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 08:10:00

Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate is trying to attack the U.S. by recruiting Westerners, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Possible plot to attack US base in Spainupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 21:44:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the terror arrests that took place in Spain and how close the men were to an attack.

Three terror suspects held in Spain, authorities sayupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 21:44:00

In what the interior minister calls one of Spain's largest operations against al Qaeda, security services said Thursday they arrested three suspected terrorists who might have been plotting attacks on U.S. or British targets.

Yemen on brink of hunger catastropheupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:35:00

Aid groups says millions are in need of emergency aid in Yemen. Schams Elwazer reports.

Blast kills at least 10 at police academy in Yemen's capital cityupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:35:00

A suicide bomber attacked police officers and cadets outside an academy in Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, according to a statement from the Yemeni Embassy in Washington.

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.

India makes key arrest in Mumbai terror plotupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 05:54:00

A key suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed more than 160 people has been apprehended, Indian authorities said Tuesday.

Last suspect in Bali bombings sentencedupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 20:22:00

The man accused of playing a role in the 2002 Bali bombings is found guilty and is sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Judges set to deliver Bali bombing verdictupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 01:12:00

In front of a packed courtroom in Jakarta Thursday, a panel of five judges was delivering the verdict in the trial of Umar Patek -- a 45-year-old Indonesian man accused of taking part in the 2002 Bali bombings.

Indonesian cleric jailed for 15 yearsupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 01:12:00

An Indonesian court sentenced radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir to 15 years in prison. CNN's Kathy Quiano reports.

Top Yemen commander killed; al Qaeda claims responsibilityupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 17:08:00

One of Yemen's top military leaders died Monday in the southern port city of Aden in a suicide attack for which al Qaeda claimed responsibility.

At least 50 dead in three Nigeria church bombings, reprisal attacksupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 20:32:00

Three church bombings and retaliatory attacks in northern Nigeria killed at least 50 people Sunday and injured more than 130 others, the Nigerian Red Cross Society said.

African man tied to Somali terror group pleads guiltyupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 20:41:00

A man from the Horn of Africa has pleaded guilty to conspiring with al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked terror organization, and traveling to Somalia to receive military training from the group, federal officials announced Wednesday.

50 cancers recommended for 9/11 fund coverageupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 23:46:00

Federal health authorities Friday recommended that 50 types of cancer be added to the list of covered illnesses for people who were exposed to toxins at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

U.S. puts bounties on 7 key members of Somali terror groupupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 09:40:00

The United States is offering millions of dollars for the whereabouts of seven key members of the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terror group behind bombings and attacks in the region.

U.S. official: Al Qaeda leader killed in CIA drone strike in Pakistanupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 14:39:00

Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terror network, has been killed by a CIA drone strike in Pakistan launched Monday, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Four convicted in Scandinavian 'Mumbai-style' terror plotupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 10:01:00

Four men behind what officials describe as the most serious Islamist terrorist plot ever hatched in Scandinavia were convicted of the plot Monday in a courthouse in Glostrup, just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Obama will visit World Trade Center siteupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 11:20:00

President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, a White House spokesman said Friday.

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.

1 killed, 18 wounded in Turkey suicide bombingupdated: Fri May 25 2012 11:13:00

A suicide bombing in central Turkey on Friday morning left one person dead -- not including two suicide bombers killed by the blast -- and 18 people wounded, the country's prime minister and interior minister said.

Penetrating al Qaeda's most dangerousupdated: Fri May 18 2012 05:56:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on Saudi Arabia's efforts to penetrate al Qaeda's most dangerous branch.

Al Qaeda's al-Zawahiri calls on Saudis to rise up updated: Fri May 18 2012 05:56:00

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged people in Saudi Arabia to follow the example set by popular revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia and rise up.

Concern grows over jihadist numbers in eastern Libyaupdated: Tue May 15 2012 13:19:00

Diplomats and other observers in Libya say that with elections one month away, the National Transitional Council is struggling to exert control over various militia prominent in the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi.

Yemeni military kills 24 suspected al Qaeda militantsupdated: Sun May 13 2012 19:12:00

Government troops in southern Yemen on Sunday attacked al Qaeda hideouts, killing two dozen suspected militants in the latest push to clear the area of the terror organization, local security officials said.

Drone strikes kill suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemenupdated: Sun May 13 2012 06:35:00

A pair of U.S. drone strikes killed 11 suspected al Qaeda militants Saturday in Yemen's Mareb province, part of a continuing air campaign targeting the terror organization, security officials said.

Groups: Explosion heard near Baath Party office in Syrian city of Aleppoupdated: Fri May 11 2012 20:10:00

A powerful explosion rocked Aleppo, Syria's most populous city, late Friday, killing a guard at an office of President Bashar al-Assad's ruling Baath Party, opposition groups reported.

Mole worked for Saudi intelupdated: Fri May 11 2012 12:18:00

Nic Robertson explains if al Qaeda's would-be airplane bomber was actually working for U.S. and Saudi intelligence.

Saudi agent in bomb plot held UK passport, source saysupdated: Fri May 11 2012 12:18:00

New details are emerging about the agent sent by Saudi counterterrorism agents into Yemen to track a plot by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner.

Finding bin Laden -- more Agatha Christie than '24'updated: Fri May 11 2012 12:02:00

In a new book, a "60 Minutes" interview and other recent public statements, Jose Rodriguez, a three-decade veteran of the CIA who rose to become head of the National Clandestine Service, has stoutly defended the CIA's use of coercive interrogation techniques on al Qaeda detainees.

Drone strike kills 8 militants in south Yemenupdated: Thu May 10 2012 09:00:00

A U.S. drone strike killed eight militants in southern Yemen on Thursday morning, the latest hit in an intensified U.S. air camaign against al Qaeda and its affiliates in the area, security officials said.

Inside the mind of a moleupdated: Wed May 09 2012 22:54:00

A former double agent who risked his life to spy for the U.S. explains how he became trusted.

'Brilliant' move devastates al Qaeda affiliate, but not fatally, analysts sayupdated: Wed May 09 2012 22:54:00

The infiltration of a Middle Eastern terror network by a mole who helped foil a plot to blow up a U.S.-bound plane was a "phenomenal," "brilliant" and "powerful" success, experts said Wednesday.

News report: Would-be bomber was a double-agentupdated: Tue May 08 2012 21:39:00

A man who volunteered as a suicide bomber for a terrorist group intent on blowing up a U.S.-bound plane was working instead as an intelligence agent for Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing American and foreign officials.

Al Qaeda terror plot thwartedupdated: Tue May 08 2012 17:15:00

The U.S. says it's foiled a plan by al Qaeda to blow up a U.S. bound flight. CNN's NIc Robertson explains.

Al Qaeda's bomb-makers evolve, adapt and continue to plotupdated: Tue May 08 2012 17:15:00

Three months before he was killed by a U.S. drone strike, Fahd al Quso, one of al Qaeda's top operatives in Yemen, spoke at length to a local journalist. He was asked why al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had stopped plotting against the United States. Was it because all efforts were devoted to an internal project?

Clinton urges Pakistan to do more in fighting terroristsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 09:54:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Pakistan to do more in the fight against global terrorism Tuesday, saying that the latest plot in Yemen shows that extremists continue to devise more "perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people."

New terrorist plot to attack plane foiledupdated: Mon May 07 2012 22:27:00

U.S. and other intelligence agencies recently broke up a plot to bomb an airliner and have seized an explosive device that is similar to ones previously used by al Qaeda, officials said Monday.

Senior al Qaeda operative killed by airstrike in Yemenupdated: Mon May 07 2012 16:11:00

A senior operative of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula wanted for his role in the USS Cole bombing was killed by an airstrike in Yemen on Sunday, Yemeni officials said.

Bin Laden's plan to kill Obamaupdated: Fri May 04 2012 15:29:00

Some of the documents seized during the raid on bin Laden's compound have been posted online, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Readers' fiery reaction to bin Laden lettersupdated: Fri May 04 2012 15:29:00

More than 2,700 CNN readers have shared what they think of Osama bin Laden's letters which were released Thursday.

20 killed in suicide attack in Pakistanupdated: Fri May 04 2012 03:00:00

An explosion killed 20 and injured dozens in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Friday, a government official told CNN.

The Osama bin Laden documentsupdated: Thu May 03 2012 11:23:00

Scores of pages of al Qaeda documents seized in last year's U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden were released Thursday.

Alleged plot to blow up bridge foiledupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:19:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a plot to destroy a bridge near Cleveland that was foiled by authorities.

Homegrown terror isn't just Islamistupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:19:00

Monday's arrest of five men accused of aiming to bomb an Ohio bridge raises disturbing questions about the attraction to violence of some contemporary anarchists. But it also offers critical lessons to Americans about the nature of the domestic terrorist threat they face?a threat more diverse in its ideological origins than commonly appreciated.

Bin Laden: Seized documents show delusional leader and micromanagerupdated: Thu May 03 2012 07:33:00

There is no better way for historians to assess Osama bin Laden's thinking and the real state of al Qaeda as it was understood by its leaders in the years after 9/11 than the "treasure trove" of more than 6,000 documents that were recovered by the U.S. Navy SEALs who raided bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a year ago.

Is al Qaeda in Pakistan still a threat?updated: Tue May 01 2012 11:58:00

One year after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, CNN's Reza Sayah investigates al Qadea in Pakistan.

Official: Steps being taken to combat body-bomb threatupdated: Tue May 01 2012 11:58:00

Steps were being taken to guard against a new threat of "body bombs" planted inside passengers aboard flights heading to the United States from overseas, a government official with knowledge of the threat said Tuesday.

Poll: Many Muslims in Mideast, Pakistan have poor view of al Qaedaupdated: Tue May 01 2012 11:30:00

Most Muslims in several key Middle Eastern and Asian countries hold negative views of the terrorist network al Qaeda a year after U.S. forces killed its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to a recent survey.

The cult of Osama bin Ladenupdated: Tue May 01 2012 10:18:00

CNN's Matthew Chance takes a look at the cult of bin Laden, and how al Qaeda is faring a year since his killing

Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans for seizing cruise ships, carnage in Europeupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 22:14:00

On May 16 last year, a 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin was being questioned by police in Berlin. He had recently returned from Pakistan via Budapest, Hungary, and then traveled overland to Germany. His interrogators were surprised to find that hidden in his underpants were a digital storage device and memory cards.

No 'specific, credible threats' ahead of bin Laden anniversaryupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 21:56:00

Authorities have "no indication of any specific, credible threats or plots" against the United States as a result of the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said Monday.

'We're on a path to al Qaeda's destruction,' U.S. counterterorrism adviser saysupdated: Sun Apr 29 2012 09:02:00

Nearly a year after commandos killed Osama bin Laden at a compound northern Pakistan, U.S. officials "still have work to do" in order to defeat al Qaeda, a top counterterrorism official said Sunday.

Pakistani sentenced to 12 years for aiding terrorist groupupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 16:30:00

A Pakistani man living in Virginia was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for providing material support to the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.

Trial to start for Scandinavia 'Mumbai-Style' Terror Plot updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 20:42:00

Four Swedish nationals will stand trial in Copenhagen Friday in what officials describe as the most serious ever Islamist terrorist plot in Scandinavia.

Man gets 17½-year prison term in Massachusetts terror caseupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 16:38:00

A pharmacy graduate from Massachusetts who sympathized with al-Qaeda, and traveled to Yemen in the hopes of linking up with the terrorist group, was sentenced Thursday to 17½ years in federal prison, court officials said.

Taliban claim responsibility for Afghanistan suicide attacksupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 14:59:00

The Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for two suicide attacks on government facilities in Afghanistan that killed at least 18 people and wounded 27 others.

Deadly blasts rock Afghanistanupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 14:59:00

Two deadly explosions kill dozens in Afghanistan. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Pakistan wants 'concrete evidence' on Mumbai suspect sought by U.S.updated: Sat Apr 07 2012 02:39:00

Pakistan has suggested that the United States needs to provide convincing evidence against a man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai, India, before it will take any action.

U.S. offers $10 million for capture of Mumbai attacks suspectupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 20:19:00

The United States is offering as much as $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a Pakistani man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai that killed 166 people.

France asks: Were warnings missed on Toulouse killer?updated: Fri Mar 23 2012 09:12:00

Did French intelligence services miss vital clues as Mohammed Merah showed signs of growing radicalization? In the words of the French newspaper, L'Express, on Thursday: "Did the security services fail in their surveillance?"

French killings refocus fears on 'solo' acts of terrorupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 12:11:00

Mohammed Merah was the sort of radicalized individual who makes Western counterterrorism officials very apprehensive: someone who was determined, trained, living legally in Europe or the United States and operating alone. One of dozens (perhaps hundreds) of militants either unknown to authorities or suspected of plotting a terrorist attack but whose real intentions and movements are difficult to track.

Suspected terrorists killed in shootout with police in Baliupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 00:07:00

Five suspected terrorists were killed Sunday in a shootout with police on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, a spokesman for Indonesia's National Police said Monday.

Suicide blast kills anti-Taliban police chiefupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 23:29:00

A suicide bomber targeted an anti-Taliban police chief in Peshawar Thursday, killing him during morning rush hour traffic, a senior police official said.

FBI on guard against terrorist cyber attacksupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 20:56:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday he is concerned about the potential for terrorists mounting cyber attacks and that the bureau is working "to stay ahead of these threats, both at home and abroad."

Suicide bomber kills 2 in Mogadishu, official saysupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 08:15:00

Flesh and blood covered the ground near Somalia's presidential palace Wednesday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt, killing two people and wounding four, a law enforcement official said.

Suicide attack at funeral kills at least 14 in Pakistanupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 06:18:00

A suicide bomber targeted a funeral in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 37 others, officials said.

Spain to mark eighth anniversary of Madrid train bombingsupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 00:11:00

Spain on Sunday marks the eighth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, this year embroiled in controversy over a decision by unions to hold nationwide protests over the economic crisis.

Kenyan farmers hit by khat banupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 11:12:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on how farmers in Kenya are being affected by a ban on imports of khat.

Clashes follow suicide bomb attacks in Yemen; dozens killedupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 06:08:00

Fierce clashes followed suicide bombings and checkpoint attacks Sunday in Yemen, leaving dozens dead as the government fought back in a province largely controlled by terrorist groups, officials said.

Suicide bombers attack Yemeni military campupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 09:30:00

Suicide bombers targeted a Yemeni military camp southeast of the capital Saturday, killing a soldier and a civilian and wounding eight others, a top Republican Guard official said.

Sr. Al Qaeda militant allegedly arrestedupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 12:55:00

Peter Bergen, national security analyst, explains Saif al-Adel's background and how he was reportedly arrested in Egypt.

Egypt says man seized at airport not al Qaeda leaderupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 10:11:00

Investigators in Egypt said a man they seized Wednesday is a wanted for terror-related crimes, but he is not Saif al-Adel, a notorious leader in the al Qaeda terror network.

Fertile territory for Al-Shabaab in chaos of Somaliaupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 11:03:00

Representatives from more than 40 governments and humanitarian groups were holding talks Thursday in London on Somalia, which is in the grip of an insurgency. The gathering will try to agree a common approach to tackling the political turmoil, terrorism, poor security, while providing humanitarian aid.

Somali PM: 'We need billions of dollars'updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 11:03:00

Somalia's prime minister tells CNN the country needs up to $10 billion from the international community.

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.

Official: Death toll at 40 in Pakistan blastupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 07:30:00

The death toll from a suicide bombing Friday at a market in Pakistan's tribal region climbed to 40 as of Monday, a government official in the region said.

Lawyer for Indonesian terrorism suspect rejects murder chargeupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 04:25:00

The lawyer for Umar Patek, an Indonesian man accused of assembling the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attacks, argued Monday that his client was not directly involved in the planning of the bombings, contesting a murder charge from prosecutors.

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.

Official: Death toll climbs to 34 in Pakistan blastupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 06:46:00

The death toll climbed to 34 following an explosion Friday at a market in Pakistan's tribal region, a senior government official said Sunday.

The 'lone wolf' -- the unknowable face of terrorupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 09:34:00

The arrest of a 29-year-old Moroccan living illegally in the United States has focused attention again on the danger posed by "lone-wolf" terrorists.

Suicide bomb suspect arrestedupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 09:34:00

Officials accuse a Moroccan man of plotting to set off a suicide bomb at the U.S. Capitol. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

'Underwear bomber' gets life in prisonupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:47:00

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab gets life in prison for attempting to blow up a plane in 2009.

Trial of Bali bombing suspect begins in Indonesiaupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 02:41:00

A high-profile terrorism trial for an Indonesian man accused of assembling the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack got under way Monday in Jakarta.

Trial set for Bali bombing suspect updated: Sat Feb 11 2012 07:59:00

A high-profile terrorism trial begins in Jakarta on Monday against an Indonesian man accused of assembling the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack.

Al-Shabaab joining al Qaeda, monitor group saysupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 01:07:00

Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebel movement has tightened its ties to the al Qaeda terror network, with its leader pledging loyalty to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

AU claims success against Al-Shabaabupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 01:07:00

The man commanding the AMISOM mission in Somalia describes efforts to root out Al-Shabaab militants.

21,000 people now on U.S. no fly list, official saysupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 15:46:00

The U.S. government's list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to the United States or within its borders has more than doubled over the past year, a counterterrorism official told CNN Thursday.

Intelligence report cites strides, threatsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 10:50:00

The al Qaeda terror network is weakening and the embattled Afghan government is making modest strides, but cyber security threats are on the rise and Iranian nuclear aspirations remain a major peril.

Suicide bomber kills seven near Afghan airport updated: Thu Jan 19 2012 07:28:00

A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in front of an airport in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven civilians, police said.

Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraqupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 13:24:00

A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 53 people and wounding 137, the Interior Ministry said.

Iraq suicide bomber wore police uniformupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 13:24:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 outside the city of Basra. Jomana Karadshe reports.

Terror group claims to kill 7, capture others in Kenyan police raidupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 15:03:00

Al-Shabaab members raided a Kenyan police camp, killing seven and taking others prisoner, the al Qaeda-linked militant Islamist group said Thursday.

Shiite pilgrims make their way to Iraqi holy city amid tight securityupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 07:40:00

Iraqi forces have tightened security in and around the Shiite holy city of Karbala as tens of thousands of pilgrims pour in ahead of this weekend's culmination of a revered mourning period.

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