Monday, July 16, 2007

Security Summary: July 16, 2007

Above: Women grieve for two girls in their family who were killed when a booby-trapped car exploded in the garage of their home in Baghdadtoday. The attack followed the release of a man who was kidnapped in the Dora neighborhood on Sunday night, police said. When the man came home, he parked the car, which exploded shortly afterward, killing his daughters, 18 and 21, and injuring his 11-year-old son.

KIRKUK - At least 85 people were killed and 180 wounded by a truck bomb in a crowded market in Kirkuk that was part of a multiple attack in the northern Iraqi city, police said.

BASRA - British troops clashed with Shi'ite militia in the southern oil city of Basra but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the military said.

BAGHDAD - A guard was hit and killed by an Iraqi Army humvee at the Baghdad home of Sunni politician Adnan al-Dulaimi, his office said, adding shots were also fired. On Sunday a roadside bomb exploded near Dulaimi's car, but no one was hurt.

BAGHDAD - Four policemen and a civilian killed and 20 other people wounded by a suicide car bomb near a police checkpoint in al-Harthiya in western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two young sisters killed by a bomb planted under their father's car in the Shi'ite Zayouna district of east Baghdad, police said. They had just returned from shopping.

BAGHDAD - A street cleaner was killed by a sniper and three other people wounded in the Bab al-Muadham district of north central Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - One police officer was killed and four other officers wounded by a car bomb in southern Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - Around 8,000 U.S. forces launch a fresh operation targeting Islamist al Qaeda militants in farmland south of Baghdad, the military said.

YUSUFIYA - Three bodes found in Yusufiya, 15 km (9 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. They were shot in the head.

BAGHDAD - At least two people were wounded by two mortar rounds that hit a residential area in Baghdad's central district of Karrada, police said.

BAGHDAD - One person killed and three wounded by a car bomb in the Karrada district, police said.

BAGHDAD - Five Iraqi soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in north east Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two people killed and six wounded by two mortar rounds that struck a residential Shi'ite neighbourhood in southern Baghdad called Abudsheer.

BAGHDAD - One U.S soldier was killed by a bomb in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday, the military said on Monday.

FALLUJA - Two Iraqi policeman shot dead in an attack in the western city of Falluja. One other policeman was wounded and a gunman killed in the shooting, police said.

SAMARRA - Five bodies shot in the head found in Samarra, 100 km north of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet