Posts Tagged ‘Baquba’


Seven people have been killed and eight injured in a bombing at the office of a Sunni Muslim political party in central Iraq, police have said.

The blast took place in a building used by the Reform and Development party in the town of Baquba, north-east of the capital Baghdad, police said. (more…)

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MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) — An Iraqi policeman was killed and 15 others, including three police, were wounded in four separate grenade attacks in the same Mosul street on Sunday, a security official told AFP.

An officer died at around 11 am (0800 GMT) when his patrol car was targeted on Al-Corniche street in the restive northern city, where attacks on security forces remain common, the official said.

Two police were hurt in a similar attack 90 minutes later and two further grenade incidents wounded a third officer and a total of 12 civilians.

Another 14 people were injured when three bombs exploded within minutes of each other in the volatile city of Baquba north-east of Baghdad, a city security official said.

The first blast targeted a CD shop, the second an army patrol and the third exploded as police arrived on the scene, the official said. Five suspects are being questioned.


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At least 35 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a double suicide bombing north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, army sources say.

The two attackers mingled with a crowd of would-be recruits at an army base in the city of Baquba and then blew themselves up simultaneously, they say.

At least one of the bombers is said to have been disguised as a soldier. (more…)

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