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/ 14 March 2008

Iraq archbishop kidnappers wanted $1-million

Kidnappers of a Chaldean Catholic archbishop found dead in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had demanded a -million ransom, a senior police official said on Friday. Paulos Faraj Rahho, the archbishop of Mosul, 390km north of Baghdad, was abducted on February 29 after gunmen attacked his car and killed his driver and two guards.

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/ 26 October 2004

Four car bombs hit Iraq city

Four car bombs exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, without causing any injuries, but two people were wounded by gunfire, the United States army and local medics said. Car bombs are a favourite tool in a bloody insurgency that has ravaged the country since the fall of Saddam Hussein last year.

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/ 18 October 2004

Car bombs kill six in Iraq

Two separate car bombs killed six Iraqis and wounded 19 others in the northern city of Mosul, the United States military said on Monday. On Sunday, a car bomb detonated on a Mosul bridge at about 10.30am, killing five Iraq civilians and wounding 15 other people.

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/ 4 August 2004

Mosul violence claims at least 14

At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 26 wounded in a roadside bomb blast and fierce clashes on Wednesday between Iraqi police and insurgents in the main northern city of Mosul, medics and police said. The fighting erupted at about midday local time south-west of Mosul on the west bank of the Tigris River.

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/ 1 August 2004

Another Iraq bomb kills five

A car bomb exploded outside a police station in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring 53 others, police said. The blast followed a night of clashes between United States troops and insurgents that left 10 dead and 27 wounded in the troubled city of Fallujah, west of the capital.

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/ 2 February 2004

Iraq suicide blast toll soars

The death toll in the twin suicide bombings at two Kurdish party offices in northern Iraq has climbed to 67, with 267 others injured, United States military officials said on Monday. The figure was released by military officials meeting with US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz.

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/ 16 November 2003

Record loss of life in Iraq heli crash

Two Black Hawk helicopters have collided and crashed, killing 17 American soldiers in the United States military’s worst single loss of life since the Iraq war began. As the US death toll in Iraq passed the 400 mark, the Iraqi governing council endorsed a US plan on Saturday that would create a provisional government by June.