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Car bomb kills three in Lebanon

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A suicide car bomb in Lebanon killed at least three people and wounded 15 others on Saturday, Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported. The bomb exploded at a military checkpoint at Al-Assi Bridge in Hermel.

Two of those killed were soldiers and the other was a civilian. At least five of those wounded were soldiers. The location is in northeastern Lebanon near the Syrian border.

Prime Minister Tamam Salam called the act a “terrorist attack against a cornerstone of the nation.”

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Shootings and bombings leave 33 dead in Iraq

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Shootings and bombings leave 33 dead in Iraq

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A series of shootings and bombings have left at least 33 people dead across Iraq, officials say.

In Baghdad, the bodies of 18 people who had been executed were found in Shia and Sunni districts, including three men and two women from the same family.

Meanwhile, nine people died and 20 were injured in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital, when suicide bombers and gunmen attacked two police stations.

Sectarian violence has surged across the country in recent months.

The UN says 979 people – including 158 police and 127 military personnel – were killed in violent attacks in October. More than 6,500 civilians have died since January, the highest annual toll since 2008.

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Iraqi bombs hit religious processions

Triple bombing kills eight in Iraq

Large bomb exploded in Iraq

Iraqi bombs hit religious processions

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Two near-simultaneous bomb attacks targeting a Shia religious procession south of Baghdad have left at least eight people dead and dozens wounded.

The attack happened in Wasit province, on the Shia festival of Ashura, which commemorates the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein.

At least 15 Shia pilgrims were killed and 65 injured in a suicide bomb attack in Diyala province, officials said. Shia religious events are frequently targeted by Sunni militants.

Thursday’s twin attack took place in the town of Hafriyah, about 50km (32 miles) from the capital, police said.

The suicide bombing happened in the city of al-Sadiya in the restive Diyala province.

On Wednesday, a string of bomb attacks in Iraq targeting Shia pilgrims and police left at least 20 people dead, officials said.

Up to two million Shia are expected to make the pilgrimage to the Iraqi city of Karbala, where there is a shrine to Hussein’s martyrdom.

Violent attacks in Iraq have killed more than 6,500 people this year only

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Triple bombing kills eight in Iraq

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Eight people have been killed in a triple bombing targeting Shia pilgrims in Iraq on the eve of the religious festival of Ashura, officials say. More than 20 others were wounded when devices were detonated simultaneously near a procession in Baquba.

Ashura, which this year falls on Thursday, commemorates the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, at the Battle of Karbala in 680AD. Shia religious events are frequently targeted by Sunni extremist militants.

Violence elsewhere in Iraq on Wednesday left 10 people dead, while police also killed three militants, officials told the AFP news agency.

Three civilians and three policemen died in a suicide bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Tikrit, they added.

Sectarian violence has surged across the country in recent months, reaching its highest level since 2008.

The UN says 979 people – including 158 police and 127 military personnel – were killed in violent attacks in October. More than 6,500 civilians have now died this year.

Read more about the violence in Iraq here:

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US loses Unesco voting rights

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UN cultural agency Unesco has suspended US voting rights after Washington skipped a deadline for paying its dues. The US stopped its contributions, which make up about a fifth of the agency’s funding, when Unesco gave the Palestinians membership in 2011.

Israel, which halted its dues at the same time, has also had its Unesco voting rights suspended. The US and Israel said admitting the Palestinians was a misguided attempt to bypass the Middle East peace process.

The event affects the entire organization of Unesco and all of it’s members since without the sufficient money, no larger programs can be set in action. Unesco’s loss of $80m a year in US funding has forced it to pare back American-led initiatives, including Holocaust education and a project to restore water facilities in Iraq.

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Large bomb exploded in Iraq

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At least 10 people were killed when a bomb exploded Friday evening inside a popular restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a provincial police commander said.

The bomb was hidden inside the Abu-Yahya restaurant in central Mosul when went it off around 8:30 p.m., said Khalid al-Midani, the commander of Nineveh provincial police. In addition to those killed, 58 were wounded. Most of the casualties were civilians.

Located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Baghdad, Mosul is the capital of the predominantly Sunni province of Nineveh.

 

Violence in Iraq has killed over 6,000 just this year, for more information, read the articles below:

https://cyanpeople.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/iraq-suicide-bombers/

https://cyanpeople.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/violence-in-iraq-continues/

 

 

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Iraq suicidal bombers strike

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November 7th, 2013. Two suicidal bombers attacked a military base in north Tarmiya, Iraq, killing 16 people and leaving injured 39. One bomber blew up a car laden with explosives at the entrance of the base before the second bomber struck inside the compound itself. No terrorist group has claimed this attack.

As another CyanPeople update says (http://wp.me/p43zri-L) violence in Iraq has killed over 6,000 people this year only according to the UN, with 2,000 victims last two months ago.

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