Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Security Summary: April 3, 2007

A U.S. soldier from the 3-2 Stryker Brigade kicks the front gate of a house during a neighborhood sweep

MOSUL - Iraqi security forces arrested 83 suspected insurgents during sweeps through Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, local police head Major General Wathiq al-Hamadani said.

NEAR RAMADI - The bodies of five men were found east of the city of Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

LATIFIYA - Two policemen were shot and killed in Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, a hospital source said.

KUT - Gunmen attacked a petrol station in Kut, 170 km (100 miles) southeast of Baghdad, killing one guard and wounding another, police said

BAQUBA - Police found the bodies of seven people shot in different districts of the religiously mixed city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TAL AFAR - Four al Qaeda militants were killed and 21 detained, including two leaders, in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Tal Afar, about 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police Brigadier Ibrahim al-Jouburi said.

ANBAR PROVINCE - A U.S. Marine and a soldier died on Monday during combat operations in Anbar, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two university students in Saidiya district of southern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a person and wounded three others in Zaafaraniya in southern Baghdad, police said.

TAJI - Police discovered the body of an 11-year-old boy with his throat slit in Sab al Bor, north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. A local al Qaeda cell was suspected.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 14 people were found shot in different districts of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

KIRKUK - A U.S. soldier was killed and two were wounded when a large truck bomb exploded at a police station in Kirkuk on Monday, the U.S. military said. The blast killed two Iraqi police officers and 10 civilians and wounded 17 policemen and 180 civilians. Kirkuk is 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed a policeman in Kirkuk, police said.

MOSUL - The bodies of three people were found shot on Monday in different districts of Mosul, police said.

NEAR FALLUJA - A U.S. soldier died on Monday when a roadside bomb exploded next to his vehicle in Fuhaylat south of Falluja, the U.S. military said.

ISHAQI - A roadside bomb exploded near the motorcade of Aamir Abdul-Hadi, the mayor of Balad, on Monday, wounding him along with five guards near the town of Ishaqi, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet