Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Security Summary: July 24, 2007

Above: Children in a hospital today following a bombing in Hilla which killed at least 26 people today.

HILLA - A suicide car bomb killed 26 people and wounded 70 in a crowded market in the Shi'ite city of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Eighteen bodies were found around Baghdad on Tuesday, police said. Most were believed to be victims of sectarian violence.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen assassinated Kamal Tahir, a Brigadier in the Iraqi army, in northern Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, police said.

MADAEN - A roadside bomb targeting an interior Ministry commando unit killed one policeman and wounded three others in the town of Madaen, 45 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen killed an intelligence officer in the Iraqi Army on his doorstep in the Shi'ite city of Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

DHULUIYA - Gunmen seriously wounded a police colonel and his son and blew up three houses in Dhuluiya, 70 km (45 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HAWIJA - Gunmen shot dead a civil servant in the town of Hawija, 70 km (45 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

KIRKUK - At least three people were wounded, including a policeman, in a roadside bomb attack near a police patrol in southern Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 24 people, most with bullet wounds and showing signs of torture, were found in different parts of Baghdad throughout Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded by a roadside bomb in the Yarmouk district of western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed two off-duty oil facility protection guards and wounded two others in the Waziriya district of northern Baghdad on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed in combat in western Anbar province on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

From Reuters/Alternet