Sunday, April 01, 2007

Security Summary: April 1, 2007

U.S. soldiers conducting operations today in Bhuriz, a village in the volatile Diyala province.

BAGHDAD - Six U.S. soldiers killed in two roadside bombings southwest of Baghdad. Two soldiers were killed by an explosion during a patrol on Saturday and four more were killed when another improvised explosive device detonated on Sunday near a unit responding to the earlier attack.

BAQUBA - Gunmen kidnapped 19 civilians after stopping cars at a fake checkpoint near the city of Baquba, Iraqi police said. Police said those kidnapped, all men, were from a Shi'ite village near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Police said 16 bodies were found in Baghdad on Sunday.

MOSUL - Two suicide truck bombs killed two people and wounded 17 when they exploded at an Iraqi army base east of the northern city of Mosul, 390 km north of Baghdad, police said. The two dead were civilians while most of the wounded were soldiers.

BAGHDAD - Omar al-Jubouri, a member of the Sunni Islamic Party and a parliament member, escaped a roadside bomb attack in the Yarmouk district of western Baghdad. No one in his motorcade was hurt, the office of the Islamic Party said. Police said two of his guards were wounded.

TIKRIT - Gunmen killed an Iraqi police lieutenant-colonel and wounded his driver in the city of Tikrit, 175 km north of Baghdad, police said. Police also found two bodies in the city's east.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 10 people were found shot in different districts of Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed an insurgent and captured four others during operations against al Qaeda in Baghdad and near the Syrian border on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen killed an Iraqi contractor and his son when they stormed his office in the city of Diwaniya, 180 km south of Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen wounded two children when they threw a hand grenade at a playing field in the southern Zaafaraniya district of Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

JIBLA - Gunmen killed an official in the office of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the town of Jibla near the southern city of Hilla, on Saturday, police said. Gunmen also killed the guard of a Sunni mosque and set the mosque on fire in Jibla, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces with U.S. advisers detained two suspected insurgents on Saturday evening during a raid in the Mehdi army militia stronghold of Sadr City in northeast Baghdad. An air strike was called in when the forces came under fire, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two people in eastern Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet