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Five blasts in and around Baghdad kill 12

Five explosions in and around Baghdad killed at least 12 people on Saturday and wounded 27 others, police and medical sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic State regularly targets civilian areas

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11 premature babies killed in Baghdad hospital fire

At least 11 prematurely born babies were killed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday on a maternity ward in a Baghdad hospital and was probably caused by an electrical fault, the health ministry said. Seven oth

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Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 281: Health minister

The death toll from a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad over the weekend has reached 281, Iraq's Health Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The attack, claimed by the militant group Islamic State, which the government i

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Iraq's interior minister quits over Baghdad bombing

Iraq's interior minister resigned on Tuesday and said a deputy would take over his responsibilities, a few days after the deadliest of many car bombings in Baghdad since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Mohammed Ghabban made the an

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Baghdad international airport perimeter shelled

The area around Baghdad's international airport was shelled on Monday, with two dozen projectiles exploding within its secured perimeter, witnesses and security officials said. A witness who lives near the airport heard about

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Nearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings

Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said on Sunday. The attack on the shopping area o

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Kurds ready for new oil deal with Baghdad

Iraq's Kurds said they are ready to strike an agreement with the central government in Baghdad on a deal to increase oil exports if it guarantees them monthly revenue of $1 billion, more than double what they make currently from selling oil.

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Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad Green Zone riots

At least four people were killed and 90 injured among anti-corruption protesters who stormed Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Friday, hospital sources said on Saturday. Iraqi security forces used live and rubber bulle

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IS attacks at factory north of Baghdad kill 11

Bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State against a state-run cooking gas factory in Baghdad's northern outskirts on Sunday killed at least 11 people, including policemen, and wounded 21 others, police sources said. A suicide car

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At least 50 killed in Baghdad car bombing

A car bomb claimed by Islamic State in a Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 60 others on Wednesday, Iraqi police and hospital sources said.   The SUV packed wit

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