Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Security Summary: May 16, 2007

Above: Iraqis burned car tires today during a protest against electricity shortages outside a power station office in Basra.

Mosul - At least four policemen were killed and 30 people, including 14 policemen, were wounded on Wednesday when six car bombs detonated in different parts of Mosul city, said a police source adding that 15 gunmen were killed during the clashes that broke out this afternoon in the city.

Mosul - The northern Iraqi city of Mosul was placed under curfew on Wednesday after clashes erupted in the Sunni city between armed groups and Iraqi security forces, a police source said.

Mosul - Unknown gunmen on Wednesday detonated two car bombs on both sides of Badoush bridge in northern Iraq bringing down the bridge with no casualties, a police source said.

Thi-Qar - At least ten people were killed and 45 others wounded in the clashes that erupted on Wednesday between police forces and fighters loyal to the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in al-Nassiriyah city amid efforts by clerics and political figures to contain the crisis, a medical source and local residents said.

Mosul - Two policemen were killed and five prisoners escaped from a Ninewa police jail on Wednesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a Ninewa provincial council member said.

Baaquba - At least 32 civilians were killed and 33 others wounded on Wednesday in a suicide bombing in central Iraq, a police source said.

Falluja - Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday killed a member of the Reconstruction and Compensation Committee in Anbar, a security source said.

Baghdad - An explosive charge went off on Wednesday afternoon in central Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring three others, a police source said.

Basra – Multi-National forces arrested ten suspected gunmen in central Basra, while the two British bases in the city were attacked overnight, the spokeswoman for the Multi-National forces in southern Iraq said on Wednesday.

From VOI