Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Military Space News .




IRAQ WARS
11 killed in spate of Iraq attacks
by Staff Writers
Baghdad (AFP) Feb 12, 2013


A series of attacks mostly targeting security forces, including a suicide car bomb at an army base, killed 11 people, officials said Tuesday, updating a previous toll.

In the deadliest of Monday's incidents, a vehicle packed with explosives was detonated by a suicide attacker in the main northern city of Mosul, killing six soldiers and wounding seven others, according to security and medical officials.

The blast struck near a military base in the Al-Muthanna area of the city, 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of the capital.

Also in Mosul, a real estate developer, his wife, and the visiting bodyguard of a provincial council member were all stabbed to death inside the businessman's home late on Monday, officials said.

It was not immediately clear why the group were targeted.

Even as unrest has declined nationwide from its peak in 2006 and 2007, Mosul and surrounding Nineveh province remain one of the most violent regions of the country on a per capita basis, according to the Iraq Body Count watchdog.

Also on Monday, a roadside bomb in the northern city of Kirkuk killed a policeman and wounded two others, while four separate bombings and shootings in Baghdad left one person dead and three people wounded.

No organisation immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Sunni militants including Al-Qaeda's front group often target security forces and officials in a bid to destabilise the government and push the country back towards the sectarian war that blighted it from 2005 to 2008.

The violence is the latest in a wave of unrest including car bombs and suicide attacks after weeks of rallies in Sunni-majority areas calling for the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

.


Related Links
Iraq: The first technology war of the 21st century






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





IRAQ WARS
Sudanese protest delay in Iraq compensation
Khartoum (AFP) Feb 11, 2013
About 400 Sudanese marched on Monday accusing the Sudanese government of not handing over compensation paid for Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. "We want our money," read one sign carried by the protesters, who stopped at a local United Nations office and then at a television network before dispersing. "We want to send a message to the UN that the money it transferred to the Sudanese gove ... read more


IRAQ WARS
Israel showcases Iron Dome for Indians

Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

NGC Fire Control Play Key Role in Missile Defense Test

Missile defense EEKV shows value

IRAQ WARS
Javelin Demonstrates Extended Range Capability in Recent Tests

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

IRAQ WARS
Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

Elbit Systems Introduces its Hermes 900 UAS in a New Configuration Adapted for the Maritime Mission

IRAQ WARS
XTAR To Expand Beyond NATO As African And Asian Hot Spots Flare

How the DoD Can More Efficiently Acquire Satellite Systems and Capacity

TACLANE-1G Encryptor Certified by NSA

Boeing Completes FAB-T Software Qualification Testing For AEHF and Milstar Birds

IRAQ WARS
AAQ-37 Sensor System Offers Hostile Fire Detection Capability

Commander sees women in elite US special forces

Canada receives upgraded LAV III

Marines Get Improved Precision Extended Range Munitions

IRAQ WARS
India's defence ambitions hinge on 'over-extended' firm

India vows to scrap Italy chopper deal if graft proved

Canada urged to become major arms producer

Italy defence firm chief arrested for India bribes: reports

IRAQ WARS
White House warns Republicans on Hagel, Brennan votes

Philippines expects to get 10 Japanese patrol boats

Hagel defense nomination passes Senate panel

Committee to hold Hagel confirmation vote Tuesday: aide

IRAQ WARS
Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Boston College researchers' unique nanostructure produces novel 'plasmonic halos'

Using single quantum dots to probe nanowires

A new genre of 'intelligent' micro- and nanomotors




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement