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Deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Shia northern Shaab neighbourhood

Wave of attacks across Iraq kills more than 100

Bombers and gunmen seen as linked to a battered but still lethal al-Qa'ida killed at least 100 people and injured more than 300 yesterday in a series of attacks on markets, a factory, checkpoints and other sites across Iraq.

Nine killed in attacks across Baghdad

At least nine people were killed today in what appeared to be a series of co-ordinated attacks across Baghdad targeting police and army personnel, Iraqi officials said.

Maliki supporters disrupt poll recount

Iraqi election officials argued publicly with supporters of the Prime Minister who demanded a halt to a partial recount of votes just as the process got under way yesterday, a sign of tensions over the measure that could change the outcome of the closely fought contest.

Baghdad to London flights resume

The first scheduled passenger flight from Baghdad to London in 20 years landed at Gatwick Airport.

Scores killed as al-Qa'ida targets Baghdad's Shias

A series of bombs targeting Shia areas rocked Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 56 people in an apparent backlash after Iraq touted a series of blows against a weakened al-Qa'ida-led insurgency.

Baghdad votes to be recounted

An Iraqi election review panel yesterday ordered a recount of votes cast in Baghdad in the 7 March election, raising the prospect of a change in results that gave a cross-sectarian group backed by Sunnis a slim lead.

Kim Sengupta: The SAS – a shadowy force engaged in bloody deeds

The secrecy surrounding the whereabouts or even the correct identities of the two prisoners in the centre of the High Court case is a legacy of the shadowy operations carried out by the SAS in the most violent period of the war in Iraq.

The pictures that prove US helicopter gunships opened fire on Iraqi civilians

Air crews heard laughing on leaked footage that shows attack on 12 'insurgents' carrying cameras and phones

Leaked video shows Reuters journalists killed by US gunships

Classified US military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff, was released yesterday by a group that promotes leaking to fight government and corporate corruption.

11 killed in Baghdad apartment blasts

At least 11 people were killed and 72 others injured in explosions at residential buildings across Baghdad today, an Iraq military official said.

Baghdad bombers target foreign missions

Three suicide bombers detonated car bombs within moments of each other in a co-ordinated attack on foreign missions in central Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 41 people and wounding 249.

Three explosions shake central Baghdad

Three loud explosions shook central Baghdad in quick succession today, killing at least 12 people and breaking a period of relative calm in the Iraqi capital after elections last month.

25 dead in attack on Iraq village

Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed 25 people during raids in a Sunni village south of Baghdad.



Coalition led by Maliki ahead in poll

Early estimates from a range of Iraqi parties yesterday predicted a coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki would take the lead in the parliamentary election, though official results are not expected for a few days. A win by Mr Maliki could signal Iraqis' rejection of the religious parties that have dominated the country since 2003.

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