Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Security Summary: June 12, 2007

Above: Students in Sadr City congratulate each other on good grades after receiving report cards today.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a medical student at a college in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - Gunmen killed a policeman in a drive-by shooting on his way home near Hawija, 70 km (43 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

NAJAF - Iraqi security forces arrested a Syrian driving a truck which was carrying a car packed with explosives near Kerbala, 110 km (68 miles) southwest of Baghdad, on Monday, a media official from Najaf said.

SULAIMANIYA - Kurdistan police arrested militants charged with killing a Falluja police commander near the city of Sulaimaniya, 330 km (205 miles) northeast of Baghdad, on Monday, according to an Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two civilians and wounded seven others near al-Resafi square in central Baghdad, police said.

ZAAFARANIYA - A roadside bomb wounded three civilians in Zaafaraniya south district of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Coalition forces detained 11 suspected militants during operations against al Qaeda in Iraq in Baghdad.

NEAR RAMADI - A suicide car bomber killed three police officers and wounded 15 other people at a checkpoint west of Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - A roadside bomb wounded five policemen near Hawija, 70 km (45 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded two civilians in the Mansour neighbourhood of western Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - Iraqi police found the body of a kidnapped policeman in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S.-Iraqi Joint Coordination Center said. He had been shot.

From Reuters/Alternet