Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Security Summary: February 28, 2007

A woman stands in front of rubble from a car bomb explosion in a Baghdad market today which killed at least 10

MAALEF - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces found a weapons cache in Maalef, near Mosul, that including 194 mortar rounds, 14 mortar tubes, 18 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 160 rockets, a suicide vest and other gear for making bombs, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Mortars wounded nine civilians in southwestern Baghdad in a residential area, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - The body of a police colonel who had been kidnapped two months ago was found in northern Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed 10 people and wounded 21 near a vegetable market in Bayaa district in southern Baghdad, police said.

NEAR TAJI - U.S. forces killed eight insurgents and detained six suspects during operations targeting foreign fighter facilitators and the al-Qaeda in Iraq network northeast of Taji, 20 km (9 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

MUQDADIYA - Gunmen killed two brothers of prominent Sunni politician Saleem al-Jubouri in the insurgent stronghold of Muqdadiya, north of Baghdad, police and Jubouri said.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber attacked a police station in Nahdha district in central Baghdad, killing two policemen and wounding another two, police said.

BASRA - A British soldier was killed by gunfire while on patrol in Iraq's second city Basra, the British Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday.

MAHMUDIYA - Mortars killed one civilian and wounded another four from the same family in the town of Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

RIYADH - At least four Iraqi soldiers were seriously wounded when a roadside bomb struck their patrol in the town of Riyadh, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, an army source said.

TIKRIT - Gunmen shot dead a man inside his car on Tuesday in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HIMREEN - Police found a body shot in the head in the town of Himreen, 120 km (75 miles) south of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed Abdul-Hadi Mahmoud, the head of a government office in Mosul that issues identity cards, in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Several mortar rounds landed in a residential district, killing a man and woman, in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet