Monday, June 04, 2007

Security Summary: June 4, 2007

Above: Men sift through the rubble of a train station destroyed after a U.S. air strike on the al-Abbasiya railway, about nine miles northwest of Samarra today. Land forces attacked the station following the air strike, killing 2 men and 2 women. 20 people were detained.

BAGHDAD - Eight U.S. soldiers were wounded in an attack using roadside bombs, small arms fire and mortar rounds at a patrol base southeast of Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

KIRKUK - Three policemen were injured by a roadside bomb attack on their patrol in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KHALDIYA - Five bodies were found around the town of Khaldiya, 80 km west of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb planted inside an ambulance killed one person and wounded three others in the Bab al-Muadham area of central Baghdad, police said.

YUSUFIYA - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed one policeman and wounded three others near the town of Yusufiya, 15 km (10 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb exploded near a fuel truck, wounding the driver and setting the truck on fire in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed seven insurgents and arrested 57 others during the past 24 hours in different areas of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed three people and wounded eight in Zaafaraniya district of southern Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A suicide truck bomber wounded 11 people in an attack on the house of a local police brigadier near Mosul, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a Chaldean Catholic priest and three of his assistants in Mosul on Sunday, police said on Monday.

TAJI - A suicide car bomber killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded three at a checkpoint near Taji, 20 km (9 miles) north of Baghdad, on Sunday, an Iraqi military source said.

From Reuters/Alternet