The al Qaeda-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed today to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government`s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents` lightning gains.
Latest in the spate of attacks in Iraq, a suicide bomber rammed and detonated his explosive-laden tanker into the police headquarters in Muqdadiyah, in the restive Diyala province near Baqouba, killing seven cops and hurting 14 others, reports said Wednesday.
Gunmen and suicide bombers driving explosives-rigged vehicles launched a wave of coordinated attacks in Iraq`s Anbar province overnight, killing 25 police and three civilians, officials and medics said on Wednesday.
A coordinated attack involving a suicide bomber at an open-air election campaign meeting in central Iraq killed 25 people on Saturday, the latest in a spike in unrest two weeks before provincial polls.
Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks on Tuesday against Shiite areas in Baghdad, killing at least 65 people and wounding dozens, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions in Iraq a decade after the war began.