Friday, April 13, 2007

Security Summary: April 13, 2007

The coffin of Britain's Private Eleanor Dlugosz is carried by friends and colleagues at a ceremony at Basra Air Station yesterday

BAGHDAD - An al Qaeda-backed group, the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the parliament building which killed a member of parliament and wounded two dozen other people.

BAGHDAD - Mortar rounds landed in a southern Baghdad district killing two people and wounding eight, police said.

HILLA - A roadside bomb killed one police commando and wounded three others when it exploded next to their patrol in Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen shot dead Mohammed Abd al-Hameed, a mosque imam in the northern city of Mosul, as he was on his way to his mosque, police said. Hameed was also a well-known figure in the Sunni Muslim Scholars' Association.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier died after his patrol was attacked with small arms fire north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded four policemen and one civilian when it exploded in the southern Baghdad district of Zaafaraniya, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Several mortars rounds landed in al-Qaria al-Asria, a town near Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, wounding 10 people, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen seriously wounded two people when they attacked a barber shop in southern Kirkuk, about 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA - Gunmen opened fire on the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party's offices near Hilla, wounding three guards, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces captured 14 suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq insurgents during operations on Friday, the U.S. military said.

From Reuters/Alternet