Monday, July 02, 2007

Security Summary: July 2, 2007

Above: A young man cheers after a Bradley fighting vehicle was set on fire by a roadside bomb in Baghdad today. Casualties from the incident are unknown.

BAGHDAD - Nine people were killed and 33 wounded by a car bomb parked near a market in the religiously mixed district of Binoog in northern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Seventeen bodies were found in different parts of the capital on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi policeman was shot dead by a sniper in Karrada, central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - One person was killed and two wounded in a mortar attack in Bayaa, south west Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed two people and wounded three in a drive-by shooting in Bayaa.

NAJAF - Gunmen killed a former Baath party member near his home in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of the capital, police said.

MOSUL - The Iraqi army killed 12 insurgents, including three al Qaeda members, during overnight raids near the northern city of Mosul, the army said. Troops found lethal roadside bombs called explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, during the raid.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army also said it killed eight insurgents and arrested 99 others in the past 24 hours in other parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

ANBAR - Two U.S. soldiers and one Marine were killed on Sunday during combat operations in western Anbar Province, the U.S. military said.

HAWIJA - Gunmen wounded three policemen when they attacked a police patrol in the town of Hawija, 70 km (40 miles) southwest of the city of Kirkuk, police said.

DIWANIYA - A man was killed and two police guards were wounded during an exchange of fire between police guarding a government building and dozens of demonstrators protesting what they said was a pre-dawn U.S. air strike in the city of Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said. One soldier was killed by small arms fire in southern Baghdad. The second soldier was killed by gunfire that followed a roadside bomb attack in western Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen were wounded in that attack.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces found 14 bodies across Baghdad on Sunday, police said. Most bodies found dumped in the capital are usually victims of sectarian death squads.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed three Iraqi soldiers and one civilian when they attacked an Iraqi military checkpoint in eastern Baghdad on Sunday evening, police sources said. They said three people were wounded.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed a police colonel along with his driver on Sunday in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. Another policeman was killed in a separate attack.

MOSUL - A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded four people, including two policemen, when it struck their patrol car in Mosul, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed the preacher of a Sunni mosque in the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday, police said.

MISHAHDA - Militants blew up a petrol station after they planted explosives around it on Sunday in the small Sunni town of Mishahda, north of Baghdad, police said. There were no casualties.

From Reuters/Alternet