Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Security Summary: April 11, 2007

Soldiers on patrol last night in Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier died and another was wounded after their unit came under attack in southern Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. Another U.S. soldier died and two were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD - Eleven bodies were found around Baghdad in the past 24 hours, the Interior Ministry said.

MOSUL - Police found nine bodies, including one of a woman, carrying signs of torture and bullet wounds in different parts of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - At least 14 suspected gunmen were killed in Tuesday's battle with U.S. and Iraqi troops in central Baghdad in which four Iraqi soldiers were also killed, 16 U.S. soldiers were wounded, and four Apache attack helicopters hit, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD - Police said they found the bodies of nine people shot on Tuesday in different districts of Baghdad.

KUT - Gunmen killed two policemen outside their homes in two separate incidents in Kut, 170 km (100 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed Abdul Abbas Hashim, a general director in the Electricity Ministry, along with his driver in a drive-by shooting in northern Baghdad, police and the ministry said.

HILLA - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed a policeman and wounded three others in the Shi'ite city of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed an insurgent, detained 13 others and destroyed several weapons caches during a five-day operation in the Arab Jibour area of southern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two mortar rounds landed in two districts in southern and eastern Baghdad, killing one person and wounding four others on Tuesday, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet