Monday, February 12, 2007

Security Summary: February 12, 2007

The body of a child is carried out of a burning building following the triple bombing of a market in Baghdad which killed at least 88

BAGHDAD - Police said they found 32 bodies scattered around the Iraqi capital, all apparent victims of sectarian violence.

BAGHDAD - At least three bombs exploded in the Shorja wholesale market in Baghdad, killing at least 79 people and wounding 165, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb at the Bab al-Sharji market in central Baghdad killed at least nine people and wounded 21, police said.

KUT - Gunmen killed a primary school guard in central Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad. The guard was a former member of Saddam Hussein's Baath party, police said.

FALAHIYA - Police found the body of a policeman bearing signs of torture in Falahiya, south of Baghdad. The policeman had been kidnapped last week, police said.

BRUSSELS - Two Germans have gone missing in Iraq and may have been kidnapped, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb killed two people and wounded five others when it exploded in the mainly Shi'ite district of Qahira in northern Baghdad, police said.

GARMA - The bodies of five Iraqi soldiers were found in the small western town of Garma on Sunday, after they were kidnapped by insurgents on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces found 27 bodies across Baghdad throughout Sunday, police sources said.

MOSUL - Police found the bodies of three people, including a student, in the northern city of Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - Insurgents killed one bodyguard for an Interior Ministry employee and wounded another when they attacked her vehicle in a drive-by shooting in eastern Baghdad's Zayouna neighbourhood, police sources said.

SAMAWA - Gunmen killed one policeman in the southern city of Samawa on Sunday, a police source said. Separately, gunmen also killed a former intelligence officer in Saddam's feared secret police.

MOSUL - Six policemen were wounded after clashes between insurgents and police in Mosul, police sources said.

From Reuters/Alternet