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By BBC NEWS

Two bombs in Afghanistan have killed at least 14 civilians, including several children, just days ahead of nationwide elections, officials say.

The blasts occurred on Wednesday in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar – both regions are at the heart of the Taliban insurgency. (more…)

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By REUTERS

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Iraq at 1900 GMT on Tuesday.

* Denotes a new or updated item

* BAGHDAD – Two car bombs exploded in al-Ameen, a mostly Shi’ite Muslim district of Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding 30, police said. Iraqi security forces discovered a roadside bomb in the same area and detonated it.

BAGHDAD – A bomb in a parked car wounded nine civilians when it exploded at a market in the north Baghdad district of Shaab, police said.

BAGHDAD – A car bomb wounded four civilians in the south Baghdad district of Doura, police said.

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/AMMF-7UTSC7?OpenDocument

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New York Times

By SAM DAGHER

BAGHDAD — A series of bombing attacks against Shiites on Friday near the northern city of Mosul and in Baghdad killed at least 36 people and wounded nearly 100 others, officials said.

The bombings, which appear intended to polarize Iraqis and inflame sectarian passions, coincided with the end of an important Shiite religious occasion, and came one week after five Shiite mosques in Baghdad were bombed in coordinated attacks, killing at least 29. (more…)

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Published July 27, 2009 12:44 PM

As U.S. combat troops begin a gradual withdrawal from Iraq, they continue to train and advise Iraqi forces, which are increasingly responsible for maintaining security. But one of the most useful security tools is a hard one for Iraqis to accept — not because of technical difficulty, but because of a cultural taboo. (more…)

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By STEVEN LEE MYERS and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Published: July 9, 2009

BAGHDAD — Attacks in Baghdad and a city in northern Iraq killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens more on Thursday, the worst violence since Iraq celebrated the withdrawal of American troops from cities and towns last month. (more…)

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By Agence France-Presse

At least three people were killed and eight wounded on Friday when three mortar rounds struck houses south of Baghdad, according to sources in Iraq’s interior and defence ministries.

The sources said the mortars landed on the houses around 6pm (1500 GMT), about 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of the Iraqi capital.

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By Agence France-Presse

The most common cause of death for civilians in the first five years of the Iraq war was execution after being kidnapped, according to a report published Wednesday by an independent casualties monitor.

Iraq Body Count (IBC), a group supported by researchers from the United States and Britain, said that such killings accounted for 33 percent of all civilian deaths in the five years after the 2003 US-led invasion.

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