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21 Dead In Baghdad Suicide Attack

By Simon Kent. The self declared Islamic State have claimed an attack over the weekend in Baghdad at a checkpoint in Kadhimiyah, a district in Baghdad home to a major Shia mosque. The bombing occurred in heavy traffic near the Adnan checkpoint and wounded around 35 others. Since losing significant territory in Iraq, the so […]

Video: Phone Camera Captures Suicide Bombing - 30 Killed

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a football stadium south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 30 people and injuring 95 others. Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports:

ISIS Attack Army-Tribe Alliance

By Simon Kent. ISIS have launched two suicide attacks in Anbar province, killing 13 Iraqi army soldiers and allied Sunni tribesmen, Fox News reports, citing anonymous Iraqi military sources. The attack was launched on an outpost near Ramadi and appears typical of ISIS' efforts to hinder progress re-taking the city, which has been encircled by Sunni tribal […]

Video: Suicide Bombers Target Kurds

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Suicide bombers killed four people in attacks on Kurdish security forces and a Kurdish political office in north Iraq on Wednesday, while seven more people including a gunman died in other unrest, officials said: […]

Weekly Security Update for 27th June 2012

Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week, but the overall number of attacks was still above average. At least 69 people were killed and 179 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 48 bombings left 42 people dead and over 160 injured. A rise in small arms attacks left 27 people dead and 11 […]

Weekly Security Update for 18th January 2012

The number of attacks taking place in Iraq actually fell last week. Nonetheless, the associated number of casualties was still much higher than average. At least 100 people were killed and 261 injured in nationwide incidents, several of which targeted Shi’ah pilgrims gathering to commemorate Arba’een. Violence was concentrated in the cities of Mosul and […]

Weekly Security Update for 15th June 2011

Overview Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week, making it the worst recorded by AKE since the national elections were held in March 2010. There were over 90 separate attacks documented, mainly in Baghdad and the districts surrounding it, although the southern city of Basrah also saw a rare suicide attack, potentially conducted by […]

Weekly Security Update for 14th April 2011

Overview There was a fall in the number of violent incidents taking place in Iraq last week, although there was a spate of attacks around the centre of the country on Monday, leaving a number of people dead. In general, violence remains concentrated in Baghdad, the dstricts immediately surrounding it, and the northern city of […]