Abdelamir Hanun
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/ 16 August 2006

Iraq troops fight militias as car bomb hits Baghdad

Iraqi security forces fought Shi’ite militias in several southern cities on Wednesday as the embattled government tried once more to impose its authority on the divided country. Government troops regained control of the holy city of Karbala after killing ten members of a Shi’ite cleric’s private army, arresting 281 more and imposing a strict curfew on the town.

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/ 19 September 2005

Bombers strike as Shi’ite pilgrimage starts

Two suicide car bombers killed 10 people when they struck checkpoints south of Baghdad on Monday on a road used by thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims making their way by foot to the holy city of Karbala. The bombers struck separate road checkpoints halfway between Baghdad and Karbala, a defence ministry official said.