Posts Tagged ‘Bomb’

AP|Abdul Sattar|September 7, 2011

A pair of suicide bombers attacked a top army officer in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, missing him but killing his wife. At least 22 others died, including several guards, a senior officer and two children, officials said.

Police said they were investigating whether the strike was in revenge for the recent arrests in Quetta of three top al-Qaida suspects, an operation that was assisted by the CIA.

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Mazin Yahya | Associated Press | July 15, 2011

BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb hidden under a parked car exploded near Muslim pilgrims Friday, killing at least two and wounding four as they made their way to an annual Shiite religious festival in a holy city south of Iraq’s capital.

Pilgrims are an easy target for insurgents looking to stoke sectarian violence as U.S. troops prepare to depart Iraq by the end of the year.

Friday’s bomb exploded in a parking lot about 14 miles (22 kilometers) from the holy city of Karbala, where thousands of pilgrims are flocking this weekend for the annual Shiite festival of Shabaniyah.


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Associated Press | Sinan Salaheddin | July 5, 2011

BAGHDAD (AP) — A combined car bomb and roadside bombing in a town north of Baghdad killed at least 35 people and wounded 47 on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

The bombing is the latest in a series of insurgent attacks as the Iraqi government and political factions debate whether to officially request from the United States that some American troops stay in the country past their year-end withdrawal deadline.


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April 4, 2011

Eight civilians, “mostly women and children,” were killed by “bombs released by the international forces” on April 1, according to Bishop Giovanni Martinelli.

The apostolic vicar of Tripoli told the Fides news agency that “the Libyan people are fed up with this situation. According to the latest information I have received, fears due to the bombing and fighting have driven some 400,000 Libyans to find refuge in Tunisia and Egypt.”

Source: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=9841

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By: Khalid al-Ansary; Editing by Caroline Drees and Elizabeth Fullerton

April 1, 2011

(Reuters) – The number of civilians, police and soldiers killed in violence in Iraq rose in March, official figures showed on Friday, just days after militants killed 58 people in the month’s deadliest attack.

The Health Ministry said 136 civilians were killed in bombings and other attacks last month compared with 119 in February.

Fifty-five police officers and 56 soldiers were killed, compared with 15 and 33 respectively in February, according to interior and defense ministry figures. (more…)

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