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News, January 2011
17 Iraqis Killed, 64 Injured in Two Diala Attacks
January 19, 2011
Bomb attacks claim 17 lives in Iraq
Press TV, Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:2PM
At least 15 people have been killed and scores of others
injured as two bomb explosions ripped through Iraq's northern province
forces executed an Iraqi soldier who killed two of its soldiers two days
ago in the southern Mosul. A government source said that "The American
forces handed over the body of the Iraqi soldier who was killed two U.S.
soldiers in south of Mosul."
Monday, 17 January 2011 14:02
Two Katyusha rockets targeted military airbase of the American
occupation forces in Warhorse base in al Sabtiyya area of northern
Baquba city. Government security sources confirmed the attack without
referring the details on the casualties. It added that American
occupation and police forces cordoned off the area where rockets were
fired in Shafta area of southwestern Baquba.
Monday, 17 January 2011 10:56
Katyusha rockets landed near the Palais des Congrès located in the Green Zone where smoke was seen rising from the scene. Eyewitnesses also said they have heard the sound of ambulances rushing to the scene.
The so-called Green Zone includes the current government institutions
and occupation forces.
Suicide bombing kills 2 visitors, injures 15 in Diala
1/19/2011 2:05 PM
At least two civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack that targeted Shi'i visitors heading to Karbala on the road linking between Diala and Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.
"A suicide bomber blew up a car rigged with explosives targeting Shiite visitors heading to Karbala to commemorate the Arbaeen visit in al-Kasrien region on the road linking Diala and Baghdad, killing two civilians and injuring 15, including deputy chairman of the Diala council Sadeq al-Husseini," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The Arbaeen is a religious occasion marking the 40 th day after the death of Imam al-Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson and the third holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the battle of Taf in Karbala in the Hegira year 61 (680 in the Gregorian calendar).
Meanwhile, the death toll of the suicide attack on the police compound in Diala rose 8 dead and 55 wounded.
Ba'aquba, the capital of Diala, is 57 km northeast of Baghdad.
1/19/2011 12:26 PM
Three persons were killed and 18 others were wounded Wednesday in the suicide car bomb attack in Ba'aquba, the second targeting Iraq's security forces in two days, a security source said.
"A suicide bomber blew up a car crammed with explosives targeting a police compound in Baaquba al-Jadieda neighborhood, central Baaquba, killing three and injuring 18," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
"Security forces cordoned off the scene and carried the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment," he added.
On Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed some 54 people at a police
recruitment centre in Tikrit.
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