Posts Tagged ‘sectarian violence’

By Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq rose sharply in April from the month before, a sign that insurgents may be trying to exploit political tensions after an election that produced no outright winner. (more…)

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ByAbdul Sattar

Associated Press

QUETTA, Pakistan – A suicide bomber attacked a hospital emergency room where Shiite Muslims were mourning a slain bank manager on Friday, killing eight people including a journalist and two policemen in Pakistan’s main southwestern city, police said. (more…)

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By BBC News

Bombs have destroyed seven buildings in three areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 35 people and wounding 130, an Iraqi official says. (more…)

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By Leila Fadel and Jinan Hussein

Washington Post

BAGHDAD — Gunmen pretending to be Iraqi security forces and U.S. soldiers killed at least 24 people here, shooting some and slitting others’ throats as they moved from house to house, officials and residents said Saturday.

The victims of the hour-long incident included women and children, but most were members of the Awakening, Sunni paramilitary forces also known as the Sons of Iraq that battled insurgents at the behest of the U.S. military. (more…)

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KARBALA, Iraq (AFP) – Twin blasts caused by car bombs rocked Iraq’s holy Shiite shrine city of Karbala on Monday, killing at least five people, medical officials and witnesses said. (more…)

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