Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Security Summary: May 30, 2007

Family members mourn in Najaf today during a burial service for a victim a joint Iraqi-U.S. raid in Sadr city early Wednesday in which 2 civilians were killed and 4 others wounded as they were sleeping on the roofs of their houses according to the police.

BAGHDAD - Two U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bomb, the military said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 23 people were found in different parts of Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.

BAGHDAD - One civilian was killed and five were wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in the Shi'ite Sadr City district of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - One soldier was killed and three others were wounded by a roadside bomb targeting their vehicle in the Jamiaa district of western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed police Brigadier Alla Abdul Razaq with two of his bodyguards in southeastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed police Colonel Mohammed Shakir in a drive-by shooting in west-central Baghdad, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - Three civilians were killed and 21 were wounded when several mortar rounds landed in the Shi'ite Abu Shama'a village in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KHALIS - Ten people were killed, including four policemen and an Iraqi soldier, in gunfights that broke out when police tried to arrest suspected Sunni Arab insurgents in Khalis, 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, police said

MOSUL - A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol wounded two civilians in Mosul, 390 km (245 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers detained 23 suspected insurgents during raids against suspected al Qaeda members in Baghdad, Mosul, Anbar and Saladdin provinces, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed seven insurgents and arrested 53 others in the past 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

FALLUJA - At least five people were killed and 15 wounded by mortar attacks in two different districts in the Sunni stronghold of Falluja, 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A woman was killed and two policemen were wounded in clashes between gunmen and police in Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces detained five suspected insurgents and one suspected cell leader during a raid in Sadr City in northeastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The raid targeted members of a network suspected of importing roadside bombs and weapons from Iran.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 30 people who had been shot were found in different districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

MADAEN - A roadside bomb targeting police commandos wounded four policemen on Tuesday in Madaen, 45 km (28 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Three people were wounded by a mortar attack in Jamiaa district of western Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen wounded three policemen when they attacked a checkpoint on Tuesday in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet