Sunday, March 18, 2007

Security Sumary: March 18, 2007

U.S. soldiers search a house in the Sunni neighbordhood of Dora in Baghdad today, part of house-to-house searches that have been taking place for weeks.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in a market in the mainly Shi'ite neighbourhood of Shaab in northern Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 30, police said.

FALLUJA - A U.S. Marine was killed in combat on Saturday in the western province of Anbar, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

NEAR RAMADI - Iraqi police found the decapitated bodies of nine policemen with their hands bound and bearing signs of torture in a town near the city of Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, where al Qaeda militants have a strong presence, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed a policeman and wounded four people, including two civilians, near al-Mustansiriya Square in eastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen opened fire at people in a drive-by shooting, killing a man and wounding two others near al-Rusafi Square in central Baghdad, police said.

DIYALA PROVINCE - A U.S. soldier died on Saturday as a result of wounds sustained from an explosion during combat operations in Diyala Province, the U.S. military said. Five other U.S. soldiers were wounded in the incident.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol wounded three policemen in the northern city of Kirkuk, 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces captured 12 suspected insurgents in Baghdad, Mosul, Ramadi and Habaniya during separate raids targeting al Qaeda militants and associated bomb-making cells, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A total of 19 bodies were found shot dead on Saturday in different districts of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA - A roadside bomb exploded near a hospital and wounded a man in the city of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - The bodies of two people, shot and tortured, were found on Saturday in the town of Mahmudiya, about 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MADAEN - Mortar rounds landed in the town of Madaen, 45 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, on Saturday, killing two people and wounding 15 others, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a man on Saturday in al-Khadhraa district of western Baghdad, police said.

DIWANIYA - The body of a man, shot dead and tortured, was found on Saturday in the southern city of Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet