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07-Sep-2020 Baghdad

3 rockets hit Baghdad Airport, 4 cars damaged

Three Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad Airport, damaging four vehicles, the Iraqi military said.The attack took place in the evening when the rockets were fired from Abu Gharib area, west of Baghdad's city center, and landed in the airport, the media office...

23-Aug-2020 Baghdad

Roadside bomb hits trucks convoy in Baghdad

A roadside bomb exploded near a convoy of trucks carrying equipment belonging to US troops in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.The blast took place on Saturday when the convoy was moving on a highway near al-Ghazaliyah neighbourhood in...

20-Jul-2019 Baghdad

10 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq

A total of 10 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition aircraft in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said.Acting on intelligence reports, the coalition aircraft on Friday attacked an IS...

09-Sep-2018 Baghdad

15 killed, 190 wounded in protests in Iraq's Basra

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has said 15 people have been killed and 190 others wounded since violent protests against worsening living conditions broke out in Basra several days ago."The casualties come from both demonstrators and security forces," the...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

36 killed in Baghdad twin suicide bombings

At least 36 persons were killed and 91 others injured in twin suicide attacks in Baghdad early on Monday, medical sources told Efe news agency.The deadly attack, which was the bloodiest of its type to hit Iraq since February 2017, rocked Sahet al-Tayaran...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

16 killed in Baghdad twin bomb blasts

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Monday in twin bomb explosions in downtown Baghdad, officials said.The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square...

30-Nov-2017 Baghdad

US-led coalition strikes on IS killed over 800 civilians since 2014

At least 801 civilians were killed during the US-led coalition operations targeted at the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria in the past three years, the coalition forces said in a monthly report on Thursday.The Civilian Casualty Report said that...

21-Nov-2017 Baghdad

19 killed in Iraq car bombing

At least 19 people were killed and more than 24 wounded in a car bomb explosion at a crowded marketplace in Iraq on Tuesday, an official said.The blast took place at 4 p.m. near a grocery market in the northern Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmatu, a police source...

14-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Iran quake toll reaches 540, survivors plead for help

The death toll in the devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq has reached 540, with thousands of Iranians struggling to cope without basic necessities and making desperate pleas for help.Rescuers used heavy equipment...

13-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

Over 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing massive destruction. The death toll could rise, officials warned on Monday.Iran's...

12-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

7.3-magnitude quake near Iran-Iraq border kills 147

At least 147 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday.he quake hit 30 km southwest of Iraqi town of Halabja at 9.20 p.m., on Sunday, near the northeastern...

12-Nov-2017 Baghdad

Seven killed in Iraq helicopter crash

An Iraqi helicopter crashed on Sunday in Wasit province, killing seven crew members, the military said.The Mi-17 helicopter was in a training mission when it crashed. "All of its seven crew members were killed," Xinhua news agency reported.The accident...

12-Oct-2017 Baghdad

10 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

At least 10 persons were killed and 20 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a cafe in Iraq's Anbar, police said.The attack took place on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the cafe in the city of Heet, around 160...

11-Oct-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi predicts defeat of IS in Iraq this year

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi expected the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq will be completely defeated this year.In a televised press conference on Tuesday after his weekly cabinet meeting, Abadi hailed the victories of the Iraqi security forces...

14-Sep-2017 Baghdad

50 people die in Iraq bombings

At least 50 people, including three Iranian pilgrims, have lost their lives in twin car bomb and gun attacks striking the countrys southern province of Dhi Qar.Jasim al-Khalidi, a senior health official, said more than 87 people had sustained injuries in...

02-Sep-2017 Baghdad

8 killed in attack on power plant in Iraq

At least eight persons were killed in a suicide attack on a government power station in northern Iraq on Saturday, a security official said.The attack occurred in the morning when seven suicide bombers wearing explosive belts stormed al-Jalsiyah power plant...

28-Aug-2017 Baghdad

13 killed in Baghdad car bombing

At least 13 people were killed and 25 others were wounded on Monday in a car bomb that went off near a building belonging to Iraq's Ministry of Electricity in eastern Baghdad, officials said.The Islamic State terror organisation claimed responsibility for...

19-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul

The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.The troops, backed by the army's gunships, conducted an operation against the militants in Attshana mountain range west...

18-Aug-2017 Baghdad

9 killed in IS attack in Iraq

At least seven civilians and two members of the Islamic State terrorist group were killed in an attack carried out by the militants that targeted the home of an Iraqi officer in Kirkuk province, a security source said.According to the source, The IS fighters...

13-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 12 IS militants

Iraqi forces on Sunday killed 12 Islamic State militants in Iraq's province of Salahudin after fierce clashes, security sources said.The clashes erupted before dawn when dozens of IS militants attacked the military bases after heavy mortar barrage and machine...

07-Jul-2017 Baghdad

Two Iraqi journalists killed by IS

Two Iraqi journalists were killed and a third was injured while covering fierce clashes between the Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces in Salahudin province on Friday, a security source said.Reporter Su'dad Faris and photographer Harb Hazza' from Huna...

13-Jun-2017 Baghdad

22 IS terrorists killed in Iraq

A total of 22 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes on IS desert stronghold and clashes with Iraqi security forces in central Iraq.The Iraqi warplanes carried out airstrikes on the main IS desert redoubt in Mteibijah area,...

10-Jun-2017 Baghdad

15 killed in Iraq IS attack

Fifteen people were killed on Saturday when a group of Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security official said.About 20 IS militants attacked Mseihly village, some 280 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, sparking...

09-Jun-2017 Baghdad

29 killed in two suicide attacks in Iraq

At least 29 people were killed and dozens wounded in two suicide attacks in Karbala and Babylon regions of Iraq on Friday, officials said.Nine people were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a belt of explosives at an entrance to a parking lot in the Shia...

07-Jun-2017 Baghdad

7 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

At least seven people were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded marketplace in a town in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source told Xinhua.The attack occurred in the evening when a suicide bomber...

20-May-2017 Baghdad

18 killed in Baghdad suicide attacks

At least 18 persons were killed and 20 wounded in two suicide car bombings that targeted the Iraqi police in Baghdad, an official said on Saturday.The attacks occurred on Friday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint...

19-May-2017 Baghdad

3 killed in 2 suicide car bombs in Iraq's Basra

At least three security members were killed and others wounded in two suicide car bomb attacks targeting a security checkpoint in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, a police source said.The attack occurred before the sunset when a suicide bomber detonated...

14-May-2017 Baghdad

27 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrikes

At least 27 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes by international coalition against IS posts in the IS-held areas in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Sunday, an Iraqi army source said.According to intelligence reports, the US-led coalition...

02-May-2017 Baghdad

10 Iraqi soldiers killed in IS attack

At least 10 Iraqi soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a military base in Iraq's western province of Anbar.IS militants attacked the military base at Sakkar area in east of the town Rutba, some 370 km west of the...

05-Apr-2017 Baghdad

35 killed in IS attack in Iraq's Tikrit city

At least 35 persons were killed and 28 injured in a series of attacks carried out by the Islamic State militant group in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a security source said on Wednesday.Most of the victims in the Tuesday night attacks in Salahudin province...

30-Mar-2017 Baghdad

UN chief meets Iraqi leaders to support fight against IS

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday visited Baghdad and met with top Iraqi officials to show support for the Iraq's fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group.Iraq is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis following fierce...

30-Mar-2017 Baghdad

13 killed in Iraq suicide attack

At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint near Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Thursday.The attack took place on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden tanker near...

20-Mar-2017 Baghdad

15 killed in Baghdad car bomb attack

At least 15 people were killed and 33 others wounded on Monday in a car bomb explosion at a marketplace in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped car parking at a crowded marketplace...

09-Mar-2017 Baghdad

26 killed in Iraq wedding bombing

At least 26 people were killed and 24 others injured in an attack by two suicide bombers at a wedding in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security source said on Thursday.The attacks occurred on Wednesday night when two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests...

10-Feb-2017 Baghdad

Nine killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad

At least nine people were killed and 32 others wounded on Friday in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped car detonated at a thoroughfare in Resalah district...

08-Jan-2017 Baghdad

11 killed in Baghdad suicide car bombing

At least 11 people were killed and 25 others injured on Sunday in a suicide car bombing Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said.The attack occurred at a checkpoint near the Jamila wholesale vegetable market in Sadr city neighbourhood, an Interior Ministry source...

05-Jan-2017 Baghdad

Five killed in Baghdad car bombing

At least five people were killed and seven others injured in a car bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad on Thursday.The blast occurred when a booby-trapped car ripped through a popular marketplace at the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of al-Obeidi, Xinhua...

02-Jan-2017 Baghdad

35 die in Baghdad car bomb explosion

At least 35 persons were killed and 61 wounded in a car bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad on Monday, the media reported.The explosion took place when a booby trapped car detonated in a Shia neighbourhood of Sadr city, Xinhua news agency quoted an Interior...

01-Jan-2017 Baghdad

7 killed in Iraq suicide attack

The death toll in a suicide attack carried out on Sunday against an Iraqi security checkpoint close to Iraq's Najaf city has increased to seven, including five policemen, according to the local police command.The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility...

01-Jan-2017 Baghdad

5 killed, 24 injured in Iraq suicide attack

At least five people were killed and 24 were injured on Sunday in a suicide attack at a security checkpoint close to the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, a security source said.A group of armed men attacked a security checkpoint and detonated explosives-laden...

31-Dec-2016 Baghdad

28 killed in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad

At least 28 persons were killed and 53 injured in twin suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday, a source said.A suspect blew up his explosive vest at the crowded car spare parts market in Sinak area and another suicide bomber detonated...

23-Dec-2016 Baghdad

Suicide car bomb attacks kill 30 in Iraq

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured when three suicide car bombs exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, security sources said.A security source said that the suicide bombers, driving cars laden with explosives, detonated their vehicles...

22-Dec-2016 Baghdad

Car explosions in Iraq kill 25

At least 25 persons were killed on Thursday in the Iraqi city of Mosul after three suicide car bombs were detonated at a market place, a security source said.The bombings, that left dozens wounded, occurred when the cars blew up amid a crowd of civilians...

18-Dec-2016 Baghdad

5 killed, 14 wounded in Iraq bomb attacks

At least five people were killed and 14 others injured on Sunday in separate bomb attacks which mainly targeted Iraqi security forces, security sources said.In one attack, a booby-trapped car detonated near a fuel station in Halabsa area, just west of the...

03-Dec-2016 Baghdad

4 killed in car bomb attack in Iraq

At least four people were killed and nine others injured in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a government statement said.The attack took place on Saturday afternoon when a booby-trapped car detonated at a crowded area near a government...

03-Dec-2016 Baghdad

24 killed in Iraq's Mosul in IS attack

At least 24 people were killed in an attack by the Islamic State militant group in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday.The news comes a day after IS militants launched an attack using two car bombs on Kanaos village in the south of Qayyarah, killing two...

19-Nov-2016 Baghdad

43 killed in Iraq attacks

At least 40 militants from the Islamic State (IS) terror group and three policemen were killed on Saturday in several attacks against army barracks in northern Iraq.The attacks targeted Iraqi security forces in the town of al-Qayyarah, located 55 km south...

14-Nov-2016 Baghdad

12 killed in Iraq suicide attack

At least six civilians and six militants were killed on Monday in a suicide attack in Iraq, the Interior Ministry said.The attack was carried out by six militants in the town of Ain al-Tamr, ministry spokesman Colonel Saad Maan said in a statement.Iraqi...

05-Nov-2016 Baghdad

18 Iraqi refugees killed in bomb attack

At least 18 refugees were killed and four policemen wounded in a roadside bomb attack targeting a convoy carrying Iraqi families fleeing a town seized by IS militants in Iraq, a provincial security source said on Saturday.The incident took place on Friday...

24-Oct-2016 Baghdad

131 killed in clashes between IS, Iraqi forces

At least 131 persons, including 74 militants, were killed and 150 others injured in clashes in an Iraq's Kirkuk city, sources reported on Monday.Kirkuk's governor Najmeddin Karin said in a statement that Iraqi and Kurdish forces had killed 74 members of...

21-Oct-2016 Baghdad

24 killed in multiple IS attacks in Iraq

At least 24 persons were killed and dozens injured in multiple attacks by Islamic State militants on a police compound and government buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police said.The attacks occurred early in the morning when dozens of IS militants,...

19-Oct-2016 Moscow/Baghdad

Number of civilians fleeing Mosul 'not huge': Red Cross

The number of people fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul amid the ongoing military operation to liberate it from the Islamic State (IS) is "not huge" as the fighting has not reached "the heart of the city" so far, a Red Cross official said on Wednesday."The...

17-Oct-2016 Baghdad

10 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

At least 10 persons were killed and 17 injured in a suicide car bombing targeting security forces in Baghdad city of Iraq on Monday, the police said.The attack, on a security checkpoint in the town of Yousifiyah, some 25 km south of Baghdad, came just hours...

15-Oct-2016 Baghdad

Suicide bombing kills 32 in Iraq

The death toll in the suicide bombing targeting a Shia congregation in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Saturday rose to 32 while the number of injured touched 60, a police official said."The latest report said that 32 persons were killed and about 60 injured in...

15-Oct-2016 Baghdad

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 18

At least 18 persons were killed and 53 injured on Saturday in a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shia congregation in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a police official said.Iraqi security officials said the bomber detonated a belt laden with explosives in a marquee...

25-Sep-2016 Baghdad

4 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

Four people were killed and 18 others injured on Sunday in a suicide bombing in Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said.A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest at a tent set up near a school building by a group of Shia Muslims as part of the preparations...

22-Sep-2016 Baghdad

33 IS militants killed in Iraqi operation

At least 33 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Thursday in an operation by Iraqi security forces in Salahudin province's Shirqat town, officials said.Government troops and allied Sunni paramilitary tribal fighters, covered by US-led coalition and...

10-Sep-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

16 killed, 39 hurt in Baghdad bomb attacks

The death toll from two bomb explosions Friday at a busy mall in Baghdad rose to 16, a police source said on Saturday."Our latest report said 16 people were killed and 39 others wounded in the two suicide bomb explosions of al-Nakhil Mall in eastern Baghdad,"...

10-Sep-2016 Baghdad

11 killed, 29 hurt in Baghdad bomb attacks

At least 11 people were killed and 29 others wounded in two car bombs at a busy mall in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source said on Saturday.The attack occurred shortly before Friday midnight when a booby-trapped car detonated at the car park...

06-Sep-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

5 killed in Iraq car bomb attack

At least five persons were killed and 19 others injured in a car bomb explosion at a crowded commercial area in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a police source said on Tuesday.The attack took place on Monday night when an explosives-laden car was detonated near...

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