An Iraqi police officer surveys the debris following two bombings in the western city of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) from the capital Baghdad. Blasts in central and western Iraq killed 30 people and wounded the Anbar provincial governor on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks against government targets in recent months.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)
Ten killed in twin bombing in western Iraq
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Ten people were killed, including the governor of Anbar province, in twin bombing attacks in Iraq's western city of Ramadi on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.
A car bomb went off in the morning outside the provincial council in Ramadi, the capital city of Anbar province, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Full story
Bomb kills 6 at Shiite procession in Iraq's Diyala
BAQUBA, Iraq, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Six Shiite worshippers were killed and 18 others injured when a bomb explosion hit their procession in Diyala province on Wednesday, a provincial police source said.
The attack took place in the town of Khalis, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, when the worshippers were taking part in the religious ritual of Ashura, said the source who declined to be named. Full story
Iraq goes ahead amid violence in 2009
BAGHDAD, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Nearly seven years after the U.S.-led invasion, Iraqis seem to have not lived far away from violence featuring fatal car bombs, but not everything goes bad for them in the year 2009.
Their hard life is in hopes of improvement, as the country's rich oil will bring more cash in the coming years after a number of international firms get development rights. Full story
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