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Oct 11th, 2011


String of Blasts in Iraqi Capital Kills 10

At least 19 injured in three coordinated explosions


Five people were killed and 20 wounded in two successive roadside bombing attacks in northern Baghdad late on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (Photo credit: AFP via FOCUS Information Agency; photo not part of accompanying story)

By Sameer N. Yacoub

October 11, 2011

BAGHDAD — A string of explosions targeting security officials — and people who rushed to the scene to help the injured — killed at least 10 people in western Baghdad Monday evening, officials said.

The first explosion came from a roadside bomb in a Shiite neighborhood, targeting an Iraqi army patrol, a police official said. Minutes later, a second bomb exploded nearby, targeting a passing police patrol.

As firefighters arrived on the scene of the first blast, the third bomb went off, an official said. He said 19 people were also wounded in the attacks. …

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Insurgents Target Iraqi Soldiers, Police in Spate of Attacks (Sept. 14, 2011)

Baghdad Area Bombings Continue (July 5, 2011)

Deadly Blasts Shatter Calm in Baghdad (June 23, 2011)

Spate of Bombings in Baghdad (April 18, 2011)

Iraq Violence Persists (Feb. 9, 2011)

Wholesale Slaughter in Iraq (Jan. 18, 2011)

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

One Year Ago — October 11, 2010

Kim Jong-un Succession in North Korea

Image: Kim Jong Un
North Korea leader Kim Jong Il’s son Kim Jong Un attends a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct. 10, 2010. (Photo credit: Vincent Yu / AP)

One year ago today, I reported that North Korea celebrated the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party founded by “Great Leader” Kim Il-sung and anointed “Young General” Kim Jong-un as “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il’s successor.

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Two Years Ago — October 11, 2009

Iraqis Take to the Streets

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Iraqi women protest in Baghdad on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, one of several demonstrations to demand better public services and changes to the election system. (Photo credit: Khalid Mohammed / AP)

Two years ago today, on October 11, 2009, I reported that Iraqis took to the streets in parts of Iraq to demand open elections and improved public services, revealing a growing discontent among Iraqis.

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Three Years Ago — October 11, 2008

Bush Removes North Korea from ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ List

Image: North Korean celebration
North Korean military officers celebrate the second successful nuclear test at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (Photo credit: KNS / AFP – Getty Images)

Three years ago today, on October 11, 2008, I reported that the Bush administration had removed North Korea from its “state sponsors of terrorism” blacklist. I also posted a daily summary of security incidents in Iraq.

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3 Responses to “Coordinated Bombings in Baghdad”
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