Saturday, July 21, 2007

Security Summary: July 21, 2007

Above: A young man is arrested by Iraqi soldiers today in Baqubah. Under emergency powers, arrest may be made upon suspicion, and no trial need ever be held, nor the detainees ever released.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed six insurgents and wounded five others overnight in a helicopter strike near the town of Husseiniyah north of Baghdad, the military said.

MAHMUDIYA - A car bomb killed two people and wounded seven others in the town of Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A mortar attack killed two people and wounded five in eastern Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded two policemen in the northern city of Kirkuk, police.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army said it had killed 13 insurgents in the city of Baquba, capital of Diyala province.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army said it killed five insurgents and detained 46 others in an operation in eastern Diyala, near the Iranian border. It was unclear when the operation began.

BAGHDAD - Police found 16 bodies in Baghdad on Friday, mostly victims of sectarian death squads.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier died as a result of wounds suffered from an explosion near his vehicle in Diyala province on Friday, the U.S. military said.

RAMADI - Iraqi police killed four insurgents from al Qaeda in Iraq when they chased their car on the highway in Western Anbar province on Friday, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed one civilian in a drive-by shooting in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk on Friday, police said.

DIWANIYAH - The body of policeman was found after he was kidnapped in the Shi'ite city of Diwaniyah on Friday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A police captain was killed in southern Baghdad on Friday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed one civilian and wounded three when they opened fire in a southern Baghdad area, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded four civilians when it targeted an ambulance in southern Baghdad, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - Mortars killed one person and wounded five others on Friday in Mahmudiya, police said.

KIRKUK - A booby-trapped body killed a policeman and civilian in al-Rashad, a town near Kirkuk, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet