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September 17, 2012 | By Michael Tarm and Jason Keyser, Associated Press
HILLSIDE, Ill. - The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an e-mail message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about violent jihad and the killing of Americans. Two undercover agents reached out and began to talk to him online. In May, they introduced him to another agent who said he was a terrorist living in New York. The operation ended Friday night, an affidavit describing it says, when the man was arrested and accused of trying to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside of a Chicago bar. Prosecutors said an undercover agent gave Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger.
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November 3, 2003 | By Charles Krauthammer
It is possible to win a counterguerrilla war. The British did so in Malaysia in the 1950s. The United States may succeed in doing so in Iraq today. It is far more difficult, however, to defeat the car bomb. It is on the car bomb, therefore, that the Saddam loyalists' hope for victory rides. The guerrilla war in Iraq is wearing and painful for Americans. The enemy plants the roadside bomb, and succeeds with the occasional ambush. The losses are mounting. What makes success for the saboteurs still dubious, however, is that they do not represent a true guerrilla force.
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June 5, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
A car bomb exploded next to a bus and caused it to burst into flames during the morning rush hour today, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20, police and rescue workers said. "This is a very serious terrorist attack; there are many casualties," Ammakim region Police Commander Dov Rutsky said on Israel Radio, describing the blast at Megiddo junction close to the northern West Bank border. "Initial indications at the scene are that the explosion occured at the bus's flank," Rutsky said.
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July 11, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
A rented car packed with explosives, hand grenades and automatic weapons exploded near an Athens beach today, killing two people, police said. The explosion occurred at 2:50 p.m. in the seaside suburb of Palio Faliro, a police spokeswoman said. "We still haven't been able to ascertain how many people were in the car but so far it is clear that there were two," she said. The driver of a taxi that was also destroyed in the blast said she heard three successive explosions.
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June 25, 2011 | By Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press
SAN'A, Yemen - A car bomb believed to have been set off by a suicide attacker killed three Yemeni security personnel Friday in the southern city of Aden, the government said, as residents grew fearful of a possible attempt by Islamic extremists to seize control of the strategic port city. The government quickly said it suspected that al-Qaeda was behind the bomb in Aden's free-trade zone. It went off after antigovernment demonstrators in the city and across Yemen again held large rallies in their four-month campaign to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the autocratic leader of nearly 33 years.
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October 2, 2011 | By Lara Jakes and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded Friday near a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad where mourners had gathered for a funeral, killing 17 people, Iraqi officials said. The explosion triggered new anger at Iraq's leaders and their armed forces, who will soon take over responsibility for the country's security on their own as U.S. troops leave. Violence has dropped since the height of Iraq's bloodshed a few years ago, but Iraqi forces have failed to stop attacks that claim lives daily. The blast took place in a town just outside Hillah, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, said police and hospital officials in the city.
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July 30, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A car bomb exploded yesterday in a market teeming with pedestrians, merchants and taxis in Muslim West Beirut, killing 25 people and wounding 170, police said. The explosion took place as a mass funeral was being conducted a few miles away in Beirut's Christian sector for 32 victims of a car bombing the day before. No one immediately claimed responsibility for either explosion. The bombings have raised fears of a new round of retaliatory attacks by Beirut's Christians and Muslims, and they shattered a month-old security plan set up by Syria and the semblance of calm that had returned to Beirut.
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May 16, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
A powerful car bomb exploded in a crowded residential area of Moslem west Beirut today, killing the religious leader of Lebanon's Sunni Moslem community and 20 other people. Sheikh Hassan Khaled, the Grand Mufti of the Republic and a moderate who tried to reconcile Lebanon's warring factions, died as he drove home from his office. His partly charred body and those of three of his bodyguards and his driver were pulled from his shattered black Buick as dozens of rescue workers rushed other victims to hospitals.
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July 22, 2013 | By Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - A coordinated wave of seven car bombs tore through bustling commercial streets Saturday night in Shiite areas of Baghdad, part of a relentless onslaught of violence that has killed at least 46 inside and outside the capital. The car bombs detonated after the iftar meal that breaks the daily fast of the holy month of Ramadan. Many people head out to shop or relax in coffee shops in the cooler evenings after fasting ends. Bombings and other attacks have now killed more than 250 people since the start of Ramadan on July 10, according to an Associated Press count.
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July 16, 2013 | By Adam Schreck and Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - A wave of explosions tore through overwhelmingly Shiite cities south of Baghdad shortly before the Muslim faithful broke their Ramadan fasts Sunday, killing at least 28, according to officials, part of a surge of violence that is raising fears Iraq is sliding back toward full-scale sectarian fighting. The coordinated attacks followed shootings and bombings in the north earlier in the day that killed six others. For months, insurgents have been pounding Iraq with bombings and other attacks in the country's worst eruption of violence in half a decade.
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July 4, 2013 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - Insurgents unleashed another wave of attacks Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 49 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence across the country that has raised concerns over a return to sectarian bloodshed. Also, seven extremists were killed. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks, mostly car bombs in Shiite areas. Al-Qaeda's Iraq branch, which has been gaining strength in recent months, frequently targets Shiites, security forces, and civil servants in an effort to undermine the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
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July 3, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
KABUL, Afghanistan - Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul early today and attacked guards with small-arms fire, killing four guards and two civilians, police said. All four suicide attackers were also killed. Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the powerful car bomb blew up about 4:30 a.m., leaving a deep crater at the first gate leading into the camp. Two truck drivers who were waiting to enter the area were killed in the blast, he said.
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July 2, 2013 | By Abdul Sattar and Riaz Khan, Associated Press
QUETTA, Pakistan - Bombings killed 49 people in three areas of Pakistan on Sunday, just as Britain's prime minister was in the capital pledging to help fight extremism. In the deadliest of the attacks, twin blasts near a Shiite mosque in Quetta, the capital of southwest Baluchistan province, killed at least 28 people, including women and several children, said the city police chief, Mir Zubair Mahmood. Dozens of others were wounded. Initial reports indicated a hand grenade caused the first blast, forcing people to run in the direction of the mosque, where a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, said another officer, Fayaz Sumbal said.
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June 26, 2013 | By Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - A series of evening bombings near markets in and around Baghdad and other blasts north of the capital killed at least 42 people and wounded dozens of others Monday in the latest eruption of bloodshed to rock Iraq. The attacks were the latest in a wave of violence that has claimed more than 2,000 lives since the beginning of April. Militants, building on Sunni discontent with the Shiite-led government, appear to be growing stronger in central and northern Iraq. The violence came as tens of thousands of Shiites poured into the holy city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, for the annual festival of Shabaniyah, marking the anniversary of the birth of the ninth-century Shiite leader known as the Hidden Imam.
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June 24, 2013 | By Albert Aji and Barbara Surk, Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria - Suicide bombers targeted security compounds in Damascus and a car bomb exploded in a pro-regime district there Sunday, killing at least eight people, the latest in a surge of civil war violence in the capital. In northern Syria, a car bomb killed 12 soldiers in Aleppo, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists in Syria for information. It had no other details, and the government did not comment. In neighboring Lebanon, meanwhile, fierce clashes erupted between the Lebanese military and supporters of a hard-line Sunni Muslim cleric, in the latest spillover from Syria.
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May 28, 2013 | By Adam Schreck and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearly 200 as insurgents step up the bloodshed roiling Iraq. The attacks in markets and other areas frequented by civilians are the latest sign of a rapid deterioration in security as sectarian tensions are exacerbated by antigovernment protests and the war in neighboring Syria grinds on. More than 450 people have been killed across Iraq in May. Most of the killings came over the last two weeks in the most sustained wave of violence since U.S. troops left in December 2011.
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May 27, 2013 | By Kay Johnson, Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - Ten terrified international aid workers huddled inside a fortified room in Kabul for two hours during a Taliban attack until they were rescued by Afghan police, the aid group said Sunday. A NATO commander said the dramatic operation bodes well for the country's future without foreign forces. An Afghan police officer and two civilians were killed. The top commander of the international military coalition said the relatively low number of casualties was a sign of how Afghan forces have "markedly improved" as they increasingly take over responsibility for protecting the country ahead of most foreign troops' withdrawal next year.
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May 21, 2013 | By Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - Iraq's wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country, part of attacks that killed at least 95 people and brought echoes of past sectarian carnage and fears of a dangerous spillover from Syria's civil war next door. The latest spiral of violence - which has claimed more than 240 lives in the last week - carries the hallmarks of the two sides that brought nearly nonstop chaos to Iraq for years: Sunni insurgents, including al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, and Shiite militias defending their newfound power after Saddam Hussein's fall.
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