First Published: 2006-04-20

 
Iraq unrest claims more lives
 

Series of insurgent bombings, shootings leave ten people killed, including three policemen, across Iraq.

 

Middle East Online

Surge in insurgent attacks

BAGHDAD- Ten people, including three policemen, were killed in Iraq Thursday in a series of insurgent bombings and shootings, police and security officials said.

Two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing against a passing patrol in Al-Khalis, 80 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a similar roadside bombing also against a police patrol in the restive city of Baquba, 60 kilometers (36 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

In two separate shootings, gunmen killed four civilians in and around Baquba Thursday, a security official said.

In the past few weeks, Baquba has seen a surge in rebel attacks that has left dozens dead.

Two civilians were killed and five wounded in a car bomb attack near a British military patrol near the southern city of Basra.

A British military spokesman said no casualties were suffered by its forces in the attack "which did not appear to be targeting the multinational forces."

A roadside bomb against a convoy carrying General Mohammed Namah, the head of operations command in the interior ministry, killed one civilian, a ministry official said.

Namah's four bodyguards were wounded in the blast.

 

US, Arab allies unleash deadly strikes against IS jihadists in Syria

Huthi rebels hold key Sanaa offices after hard-won peace deal

Libya parliament approves Thani’s cabinet lineup

Arab Bank found liable for backing terrorism

Qatar ‘will not host’ 2022 World Cup: Blame it on temperatures!

Bahrain sets November 22 date for parliament vote

Kuwaiti acquits 67 stateless protesters

French PM: 'No discussion' with Algeria hostage-takers

US-led strikes target IS jihadists in Syria

World leaders confront crises on many fronts at UN

Kurds slow jihadist advance on key border town in northern Syria

Mossad launches new website to recruit potential spooks

Saudi second Crown Prince: We must protect our youth from ‘forces of darkness’

Australia to join US-led air campaign in Iraq

Freed to be rearrested: Palestinian prisoners plan hunger strike

Lebanon describes abuse of Syria detainees as ‘isolated incident’

Abadi opposes foreign ground intervention in Iraq

Algeria army eliminates ‘terrorist chief’ in Kabylie region

Better safe than sorry: EU boosts security after jihadist threat

Iran conducts arrests over ‘SMS Khomeini insults’

Rouhani: Iran cornerstone of stability in Mideast

4 Saudis sentenced to death in 'bloodiest terror' cell

Australia’s Howard 'embarrassed' US intel on Iraq WMD unfounded

IS urges Muslims to kill citizens from US-led coalition

Over 130,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey

South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia

Iraq loses communication with soldiers near Fallujah

Palestinians intensive diplomatic campaign on three fronts

Rival Yemen groups sign UN-brokered deal

US discusses IS militant threat with arch-foe Iran

Turkey's PKK urges fellow Kurds to fight IS jihadists in Syria

UN warns over 'forcible transfer' of Palestinian Bedouin

Syria denies use of chlorine chemicals

Court verdict paves way for release of activist Mahienour el-Massry

IS fighters lay siege to Syria Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab

Huthi seditious plans come out in open: Capture of government HQ in Sanaa

Israel steps up cyber-defense with new national body

Egypt military aircraft crashes after technical failure

Erdogan confesses: Turkey held ‘diplomatic negotiations’ with Islamic State

Pope denounces Islamic State: Religion cannot be used to justify violence!

Solution according to Huthis: Deal in Saada and battles in Sanaa

Bloody attack strikes outside Egypt Foreign Ministry in Cairo

Mediators denounce ‘senseless fighting’ in South Sudan

Tunisia jihadist group offers backing to Islamic State

US Secretary of State sees role for Iran in war against Islamic State