Security Summary: April 18, 2007
Iraqis flee a bombing at a checkpoint which killed at least 17 today.
BAIJI - Gunmen killed three people in an attack on a vehicle near Baiji, north of Baghdad, police said. Those killed were the son of Iraq's deputy interior minister and his two bodyguards.
RAMADI - Another 25 decomposed bodies were found in a school in Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said. The latest discovery came a day after 17 bodies were found in a deserted school in Ramadi.
MOSUL - Eight bodies were discovered in Mosul, 390 km (240 km) north of Baghdad, a hospital source said.
MOSUL - One army officer and a civilian were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Mosul's east, police said. Another three police were wounded.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite district of Sadriya killed 122 people and wounded 155, police said.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed 35 people and wounded 75 near an intersection in the Shi'ite district of Sadr city in northeastern Baghdad, said Dr Qassem Ali, the head of Imam Ali hospital in Sadr City.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed 10 people and wounded 15 in the predominantly Shi'ite district of Karrada in central Baghdad, police said.
SADIYAH - Two police were killed and eight wounded in a suicide car bomb attack at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Sadiyah district, police said.
BAGDHAD - A bomb inside a minibus killed two people and wounded five near al-Shurja in central Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb targeting a police patrol killed two policemen and wounded four, including two civilians, near Baghdad, police said.
TAJI - One insurgent was killed and eight others were detained during two raids near Taji, 20 km north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers discovered a cache of nitric acid during a raid on a warehouse in eastern Baghdad on April 12, the U.S. military said. The nitric acid, which can used in manufacturing explosives, was stored in 600 five-gallon containers. Three people were detained in the raid.
BAGHDAD - The bodies of 25 people were found shot in different districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
GARMA - U.S. forces killed five insurgents, wounded four and detained 26 more during an operation near Garma, about 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers killed six insurgents and arrested 126 during the past 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.
TAL AFAR - Gunmen attacked Iraqi army and police checkpoints in two different districts, police said. A policeman and a soldier were wounded in Tal Afar, about 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.
KIRKUK - Gunmen wounded a judge, his wife and son in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk, 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed Ismail Kadhim, a police major who was also a security guard for the Speaker of the Iraqi parliament, in southern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
BAGHDAD - Four people were wounded by a mortar round which landed in the residential district of Dora in southern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
BAGHDAD - Four policemen were wounded in a roadside bomb attack on their patrol in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.