Thursday, April 19, 2007

Security Summary: April 19, 2007

A man mourns over the coffin of his brother, victim in one of yesterday's bombings in Baghdad which killed over 200.

BAGHDAD - Two British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in the southern Iraqi province of Maysan on Thursday, the British military said, a day after British forces handed over the region to Iraqi security control.

DIWANIYA - A mortar round landed on a house, wounding three people in Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A sniper injured a woman in the Shi'ite neighbourhood of Sadriya, a day after a truck bombing killed 140 people, a Reuters witness said.

BAGHDAD - A mortar round landed on a house, killing one person and wounding three in the northwestern district of Kadhimiya, the interior ministry said.

BAGHDAD - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded on Wednesday when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed in combat in southwestern Baghdad on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber rammed his car into a fuel tanker, killing 10 people and wounding 21 in the southern Jadriya district of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen wounded seven employees working in the North Oil Company when they attacked their vehicle in Kirkuk, police said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen attacked a police patrol, killing one policeman and wounding five others in the religiously mixed city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed 20 insurgents and arrested 84 others during the past 24 hours in operations across Iraq, police said.

SHIRQAT - Police said they found four charred bodies inside a car in the town of Shirqat, south of Mosul.

Read the rest at Reuters/Alternet