Sunday, March 25, 2007

Security Summary: March 25, 2007

A U.S. soldier subdues a man during pre-dawn raids in Baghdad within the last several hours.

DIYALA - Four soldiers were killed north of Baghdad in Diyala, a restive province where U.S. commanders recently asked for more troops to fight al Qaeda and other militants, a U.S. statement said. Two more soldiers were wounded in the attack.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in northwest Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two people were killed and five wounded in a mortar attack in Abu Dsheer in southern Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said a total of 33 people were killed in Saturday's suicide truck bomb attack on a police station in the southern district of Dora. Police said 20 were killed, including policemen and detainees, and 26 wounded.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol, killed an Iraqi soldier near Yarmouk hospital in western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A suspected sniper shot dead a man in the al-Sinak area in central Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed a captain and wounded three other policemen in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, the Iraqi-U.S. Joint Coordination Centre said.

ISHAQI - Iraqi soldiers detained 12 suspected insurgents in the town of Ishaqi, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, the Iraqi-U.S. Joint Coordination Centre said.

HASWA - U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed with gunmen in the town of Haswa, 50 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad, as a Sunni mosque was bombed in an apparent revenge attack for the destruction of a Shi'ite mosque there a day earlier. Police said five people were wounded in the Sunni mosque attack and the clashes and a number of suspects detained.

LATIFIYA - Iraqi soldiers killed an insurgent, detained 71 others, and discovered two car bombs and 10 weapons caches on Saturday in the town of Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, the Defence Ministry said.

RAMADI - Day-long clashes erupted between Iraqi police and tribesmen opposed to al Qaeda on one side and al Qaeda militants on the other in the Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, police Lieutenant-Colonel Ahmed al-Dulaimi said. Fifteen suspected al Qaeda supporters were captured, police said.

MOSUL - Police said they found the bodies of five people, including a policeman, in different districts of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

RAMADI - The U.S. military gave more details about the seizure of a chlorine truck bomb near a police station on Friday in Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad. They said the vehicle contained five 1,000 gallon drums of chlorine and two tons of explosives. The seizure was first reported on Friday.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. soldiers detained 16 insurgents and found two weapons caches on Saturday during search operations in the western Ghazaliya district of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed Ali Amin, director of a gas factory, near his house in a drive-by shooting in Mosul, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet