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Iraqi security hiked as millions mark Arbaeen pilgrimage

BAGHDAD, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials say they have increased security in southern parts of the country as millions of Shiite Muslims began a pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala.

Sectarian fury could threaten Iraq's push for record oil output

BASRA, Iraq, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is seeking to restore calm in the southern province of Basra, the country's main oil production center, after hundreds of foreign oilmen were hastily evacuated amid violent protests by Iraqi oil workers.

Pakistani city under curfew after eight die in sectarian violence

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistan has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the city of Rawalpindi after eight people were killed during a Shiite Muslim religious procession, officials say.

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 16 Shiite pilgrims, injures 64 others

SA'DIYAH, Iraq, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack killed at least 16 Shiite pilgrims and injured 64 others Thursday in Iraq, police said.
22 dead in Iraq bombings aimed at police and Shiite pilgrims

22 dead in Iraq bombings aimed at police and Shiite pilgrims

BAQUBA, Iraq, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Bombs that killed 22 people Wednesday in Iraq were aimed at security officers and at pilgrims marking a day important to Shiite Muslims, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
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Baghdad bombings kill at least 10

BAGHDAD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Four car bombs and a roadside bomb exploded in mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 72 others, police said.

53 killed in suicide bombing in Iraq

BASRA, Iraq, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed at least 53 Shiite pilgrims and wounded 137 others Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, authorities said.

72 killed in anti-Shiite bombings in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- At least 72 people were killed Thursday in sectarian bombings in Iraq, including 48 Shiite pilgrims who died in a suicide attack.
No quarter for terrorists, Maliki says

No quarter for terrorists, Maliki says

BAGHDAD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Militants who targeted the holy city of Karbala in Iraq won't escape without facing the brunt of national security forces, the prime minister said.

Five dead in Iraq bombings

KARBALA, Iraq, March 29 (UPI) -- Two car bombs killed five people and injured dozens more Monday in the Iraqi city of Karbala, authorities said.

Suicide bomb kills Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed 20 people and injured 117 others Wednesday in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

70 hurt in Kashmir Shiite processions

SRINAGAR, India, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Shiite Muslims and police clashed in India-controlled Kashmir Sunday, leaving at least 70 injured, officials said.

Iranians, police clash on religious day

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hundreds of riot police on motorcycle and on foot charged outnumbered Iranian protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tehran Saturday, authorities say.

3 dead, 5 hurt in Beirut blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Three members of Hezbollah's security forces were killed and five wounded Saturday in an explosion in suburban Beirut, Lebanon, officials said.

Najaf prepares for Ashura

NAJAF, Iraq, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Shiite holy city of Najaf made preparations Tuesday for commemorations of the Day of Ashura, marking the death of the grandson of the prophet Mohammed.

Blasts near Shiite shrines in Iraq kill 3

BAGHDAD, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Separate overnight bombings near major shrines in Karbala killed at least three people and injured 15 others, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Suicide bomber kills 42 at Shiite shrine

KARBALA , Iraq, March 17 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials report a female suicide bomber, apparently targeting Shiite worshipers, killed at least 42 people and wounded 58 others in Karbala Monday.

Iraq police clear area ahead of holy day

KARBALA, Iraq, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government Thursday deployed 50,000 security personnel and banned public transportation around Karbala as Shiites celebrated the festival of Arbaeen.

Pilgrims flock to Iraqi shrine

KARBALA, Iraq, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A reported 6 million Iraqi pilgrims and about 60,000 Arab and foreign pilgrims have flocked to Karbala to observe Imam Hussein Arbaeen.

Seven killed in rocket attacks in Iraq

KARBALA, Iraq, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A series of rocket attacks left seven people dead Saturday in the Iraqi town of Tal Afar, where Shiite Muslims were observing the holy festival of Ashura.

Bomb kills at least 8 in Karbala

KARBALA, Iraq, April 28 (UPI) -- A suicide car bomb exploded Saturday in Karbala, Iraq, killing at least 58 people and injuring at least 100 more.

Bombs kill dozens in Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 11 (UPI) -- Bombs in Iraq killed dozens of people Sunday, including Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad returning from a pilgrimage.

Car bomber kills 26 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 5 (UPI) -- A suicide car bomber struck a busy commercial district in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 50 others, police said.
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