A bombing near playing children and other insurgent strikes killed 18 people in Iraq on Saturday, challenging government efforts to promote a sense of stability by preventing attacks during a major Muslim holiday.
- 8 August, 2012 -- Iraq attacks on Shiites and lawyers kill 21
A car bomb targeting Shiite Muslims in Iraq and the shooting of a lawyer and his family left 21 people dead on Wednesday, after Al-Qaeda warned it would target lawyers and retake territory in a new campaign.
- 5 January, 2012 -- Attacks targeting Shiites kill 72 in Iraq
A wave of bombings targeting Shiites in Iraq killed 72 people on Thursday, deepening sectarian tensions that exploded just after the last American troops left the country in mid-December.
- 30 June, 2012 -- Surge in violence spurs new fears in Iraq
A half year after the U.S. military left Iraq, dire predictions seem to be coming true: The country is mired in violence and the government is on the verge of collapsing. With no relief in sight, there's growing talk of Iraq as a failed state as a...
- 27 January, 2012 -- Suicide bomber kills 32 at Iraq funeral procession
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near a funeral procession in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 32 people — including six policemen who were guarding the march — in the latest brazen attack since the U.S. troop withdrawal from...
- 5 January, 2012 -- Scores killed in Iraq bombings targeting Shiites
An apparently coordinated wave of bombings targeting Shiite Muslims killed at least 78 people in Iraq on Thursday, the second large-scale assault by militants since U.S. forces pulled out last month.