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War & Terrorism, Iraq


Seven people were killed Wednesday in Iraq when a suicide attacker in a bomb-laden truck blew up a bridge on the highway to the Jordanian border, local media reported.

Four officers at a police post and three truck drivers were killed when the bridge collapsed, the independent Alsumaria television station reported quoting security officials, dpa reported.

Rescuers were searching for survivors at the site of the explosion, some 450 kilometres west of Baghdad in restive al-Anbar province, the report said.


At least 11 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack on a funeral in northern Baghdad, police said, dpa reported.

A further 30 people were injured when a suicide attacker set off his explosive-laden car near the ceremony in the Iraqi city's mainly Sunni Azamieh district.

The attack is the third in as many days on funerals in the Iraqi capital.

Alsumaria television reported that 14 people were killed in an attack on Sunday in the largely Sunni southern Dora district, while 50 died and 100 were injured in a twin bombing on a funeral in Shiite-dominated Sadr City on Saturday.


At least 28 people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday in a series of gun and bombing attacks in the country's central and northern provinces, security officials and witnesses said.

In the capital, eight people were killed and 19 injured in mortar attacks and car bombings, dpa reported.

Also in Baghdad, a would-be suicide bomber was reportedly killed by bystanders before he could blow up himself.

In Baquba city, 60 kilometres north of Baghdad, eight people were killed and seven injured in separate attacks.


As the result of a fire 20 Turkish trucks completely burned in Iraqi Kurdish autonomy, Sabah newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The fire broke out due to a major accident involving a fuel tanker. The fire injured four Turkish citizens, their condition is estimated as extremely serious.

The injured were taken to the nearest hospital. The case is under investigation.


The diplomats of the Turkish consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul have been attacked, Sabah newspaper reported today.

According to the newspaper, a convoy of diplomats moving to the city of Arbil was attacked by terrorists. No one was injured although the cars of the convoy were damaged.

The attackers have not yet been identified. A criminal case was filed.


The U.S. government on Saturday strongly condemned al-Qaida for perpetrating a chain of terror attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, calling the attackers "enemies of Islam", Xinhua reported.

"At least 40 people were killed and 250 others wounded in a wave of violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, mostly in Baghdad. The 10 car bomb attacks, mostly targeting markets, restaurants and cafes, occurred as Iraqis were celebrating the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.


At least 11 people were killed and 28 others wounded in the latest violent attacks across Iraq on Monday, police said.

At least three people were killed and 20 others injured when a car bomb exploded in a market in Tall Afar area west of Mosul, some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, Xinhua reported.

One civilian was killed and eight others were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a bakery in a market in Kamalya area in eastern Baghdad, the source said.


A wave of bombs exploded in markets in Shi'ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing more than 50 people, Reuters reported police and health officials as saying, in the latest attacks to increase fears Iraq risks sliding back into broader conflict, Alarabiya reported.

While no group claimed Monday's blasts, Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and Al-Qaeda' s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi'ite districts to try to trigger wider confrontation.


At least 15 people were killed and 90 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, said the police.

A car bomb went off near the Abu Ghraib Grand Mosque, a Sunni mosque in Abu Ghraib area, 25 km west of the capital Baghdad, on Tuesday evening, killing eight people and injuring 15 others, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The explosion also caused damage to a number of civilian cars and buildings nearby, he added.


Two car bombs exploded in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Monday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 25, security officials and medics said, dpa reported.

One of the cars went off in a busy street in the majority Shiite city and the other targeted a parking lot.

In central Iraq, the bodies of 14 people kidnapped in Anbar province were found.

A rise in attacks in recent months has raised fears of a return to the kind of sectarian violence that drove Iraq to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.