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Seven killed as Baghdad reform protest turns violent

Seven people were killed in clashes that erupted in central Baghdad on Saturday between the security forces and protesters demanding reforms to Iraq’s electoral system, police said. The violence was the deadliest to break out at a protest since a

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Bomb near Baghdad kills more than 70 people, most of them Iranian Shia pilgrims

Nearly 80 people, many of them Shia pilgrims, have been killed in a truck bomb attack at a road stop in Iraq, a security official says. The blast struck at a petrol station and restaurant near Hilla, some 100km (60

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Iraq violence: Dozens dead in Baghdad suicide attack on Shia

At least 32 people have died in a suicide attack targeting Shia in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, officials say. More than 60 were injured in the blast, carried out on a tent in a crowded market in a northern district of

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Baghdad suicide attack death toll rises sharply to 250

The number of people killed in Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to 250, the Iraqi government says. A lorry packed with explosives was detonated in the Karrada district while families were shopping for the

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Iraq mourns victims of Baghdad suicide bombing

The Iraqi government has declared three days of national mourning after a huge bomb in Baghdad killed 165 people and injured 225 others. A lorry packed with explosives was detonated in the Karrada district while families were shopping for the

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