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Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Iraq

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker has detonated a bomb-laden car in the city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 people and wounding 15 others. The blast happened Monday outside a compound that houses several palaces built during the rule of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials say an Iraqi army colonel and several […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 7 in Iraq

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker has detonated a bomb-laden car in the city of Tikrit, killing at least seven people and wounding 15 others. The blast happened Monday outside a compound that houses several palaces built during the rule of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials say an Iraqi army colonel and several […]

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NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A NATO helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing two foreign troops on board. Officials say the crash occurred Sunday in the Sabari district of Khost province. NATO says the cause of the crash is under investigation. It says there were no reports of insurgent activity in the area. A Taliban spokesman claimed credit for […]

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Clashes in Tunisia Mining Town Kill 3

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Three people have been reported killed and another 90 wounded in clashes in a Tunisian mining town. Tunisian government officials say the fighting between members of tribal factions in Metlaoui was triggered Friday by rumors that only certain tribes will be offered jobs at the nearby Gafsa phosphate complex, the region’s main employer. Shops were […]

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Iraq Bombings Kill 21

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 21 people have been killed following apparently coordinated bombings in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. The first blast took place as worshippers were leaving a Sunni mosque at the conclusion of Friday prayers. Investigators say 16 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded. Hours later, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at […]

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Iraqi Bomb Blast Kills 16 at Mosque

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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At least 16 people were killed and more than 50 wounded Friday morning when a bomb exploded at a Sunni mosque in the hometown of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Investigators say the blast took place as worshippers were leaving the mosque in Tikrit, a city about 130 kilometers north of Baghdad. The mosque is […]

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Iraqi Bomb Blast Kills 5 at Mosque

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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At least five people were killed and more than 25 wounded Friday morning when bomb detonated at a Sunni mosque in the town of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials in Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, say the wounded are being treated at a hospital. Accounts conflict as to whether the bomb went off […]

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Nine Killed in Iraq Bombings

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi government officials say a series of explosions have rocked the western city of Ramadi, killing at least nine people. Investigators say more than a dozen people were wounded. At least two of Thursday’s blasts occurred in a market that is near government offices. In February, a suicide bombing marred a religious ceremony in Ramadi, […]

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Fighting in Somali Capital Kills 17

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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New clashes in Somalia’s capital have killed at least 17 people, as pro-government troops continue to battle militants for control of a popular commercial site. Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers are trying to take Mogadishu’s Bakara market from al-Shabab insurgents. Medical officials say heavy fighting between the two sides Thursday has also […]

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