Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

11 April 2006 Events in Iraq and in the Region

Asdabad. Seven schoolchildren were killed and thirty-four wounded when a rocket targeted their school building in Kuna Province, Afghanistan.

Karachi. 45 are dead in a bomb blast in a city park during a celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. 50 are wounded.

23:41 Jerusalem. Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz threatens more attacks on Gaza.

22:02 Washington. The US State Department is unable to confirm the statement by Iranian President Ahmadinejad that Iran has succeeded in enriching uranium at its site at Natanz.

21:15 Baghdad. Three US soldiers killed north of Baghdad as a fourth dies of his wounds.

21:14 Kabul. Three British troops kill in blast in the southern province of Helmand.

18:41 Baghdad. Carbomb targets restaurant frequented by polic. Three police and a civilian were killed. Thirteen police and twelve civilians were wounded.

17:52 Gaza. The Israeli Navy fired on Palesinian installations belong to Palestinian Authority security forces in the northern Gaza Strip.

17:16 Tehran. Ahmadinejad: "Iran will soon be a member of the Nuclear Club".

14:47 Mosul. Armed men shoot dead three Iraqi soldiers in Mosul.

11:27 Baghdad. Shi'ite leaders unable to agree on naming of Ibrahim al Jaafari as Prime Minister.

11:10 Baghdad. The detonation of a parked car in Sadr City kills three and wounds four.

08:56 Baghdad. Shi'ite Alliance meets to discuss the candidacy of al-Jaafari as Prime Minister.

00:22 Washington: Rumsfled rejects criticisms of his decisions on Iraq. Generals Gregory Newbold, Anthony Zinni and Paul Eaton have criticized Rumsfeld on this handling of the Iraq crisis.


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