Sunday, February 25, 2007

Security Summary: February 25, 2007

An Iraqi boy walks past a U.S. soldier on patrol today in Baghdad.

MOSUL - Police in the northern city of Mosul said 24 bodies were found in different parts of the city over the past day.

BAGHDAD - Police found the bodies of 17 people shot dead in different parts of Baghdad over the past day, a police source said.

NAHRAWAN - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed one person and wounded three, including two policemen, in Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad, a police source said.

SULAIMANIYA - The body of a man who had been shot dead was found in Sulaimaniya, a relatively peaceful city 330 km (205 miles) north of Baghdad, in Kurdistan, police said.

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people and wounded 55 by detonating an explosives vest in the reception area of Mustansiriya University's Economy and Administration college in eastern Baghdad, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb wounded four people when it exploded in a car park next to a commercial street in the predominantly Shi'ite district of Karrada, police said.

MOSUL - U.S. forces killed two insurgents and captured a suspected senior al Qaeda leader during a raid in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Five other suspected insurgents were detained during the raid, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Mortar rounds wounded at least three people in a market in southern Baghdad's Shi'ite Abu Dshir neighbourhood, police said. Another police source said 10 people were killed in the attack.

HABANIYA - Police put the final death toll from a truck bomb attack near a Sunni mosque in the town of Habaniya on Saturday at 52. That included 17 women and five children. Police said 110 people were wounded. Habaniya is 85 km (50 miles) west of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed two people and wounded four in central Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb seriously wounded three people in the northern city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen stormed the house of Ibrahim Hemdan, a former senior member of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, and shot him dead on Saturday in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces killed 11 militants and captured 75 on Saturday in operation Imposing Law that hopes to pacify the violent capital, said the plan's spokesman Brigadier Qassim Moussawi who was quoted by Iraqiya state-funded television.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi police arrested 10 employees of an Iraqi media company in central Baghdad, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - Police arrested 11 people in the town of Mahmudiya, just south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet