Two suicide bombers today killed at least 34 people and injured 70 in an attack on the home of an anti-terrorism officer in northern Iraq, while three roadside bombs in Baghdad killed seven others, authorities said.
Iraqi security officials said they captured one of the most wanted leaders of the al-Qaida-linked Sunni insurgency today, an arrest that could deliver a significant blow to an intensified campaign of attacks. Two separate suicide bombings killed at least 54 people.
A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Iraqis collecting humanitarian aid today in a mainly Shiite area in Baghdad, killing at least 22 people, the Iraqi military said.
The attack is the latest in a series of high-profile bombings that have raised concern of an uptick in violence as the U.S. military scales back its forces in Iraq ahead of a planned withdrawal by the end of 2011.
BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber walked into a crowd of U.S.-allied Sunni paramilitaries in Iraq today and detonated his explosives belt, killing nine and wounding 30 others waiting in line for their salaries, Iraqi police said.
A female suicide bomber attacked a procession of Shiite pilgrims - many of them women and children - south of Baghdad today, killing 35 people and injuring 65 others, officials said. It was the third straight day of deadly bombings against Shiite pilgrims.
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