Friday, July 13, 2007

Security Summary: July 13, 2007

Left: A young boy takes part in Friday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala.

BAGHDAD - Khalid Hassan, a 23-year old Iraqi reporter with the New York Times, was shot dead on his way to work in Baghdad, the newspaper said.

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi soldiers were killed by a mortar attack in Baghdad's Green Zone compound, Iraqi police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. military said it detained over 130 suspected militants in the Rashid district of south Baghdad since July 1, including 31 suspected members of al Qaeda in one raid that it thought might have been holding a meeting.

BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers killed at least six Iraqi policemen and seven suspected militants during a dawn raid in east Baghdad on Friday to arrest an Iraqi police lieutenant accused of Iranian links, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed five Iraqi guards near a gate to the ministry of the interior in central Baghdad, police said.

SAMAWA - Two children were killed and six wounded by a roadside bomb near a bus station in the southern city of Samawa, police said.

DOUR - Four Iraqi policemen and two soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in Dour, a small town near the northern city of Tikrit, police said.

BAGHDAD - Twenty eight bodies were found dumped in different parts of Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi soldier was killed and two others wounded by a roadside bomb targeting their patrol in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Dora, police said.

MOSUL - One policeman was killed and eight other officers plus a civilian were wounded by a roadside bomb in the restive northern city of Mosul, police said.

SAWAYRA - An Iraqi soldier was killed in a drive by shooting in the centre of Sawayra, a town 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

SAWAYRA - Three bodies bearing signs of torture were recovered from a river near Sawayra.

From Reuters/Alternet