Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Security Summary: July 25, 2007

Above: Iraqi soccer players celebrate their win over South Korea today in the semifinals match of the Asian Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in Baghdad's Mansour district near a group of soccer fans celebrating Iraq's Asian Cup defeat of South Korea, killing 10 people and wounding 61, police said.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber attacked an army checkpoint in eastern Baghdad's Ghadeer district, killing 16 people and wounding 57, many of them soccer fans, police said. The dead also included two soldiers.

HAWIJA - Gunmen killed two people in the town of Hawija, 70 km (45 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

KERBALA - Gunmen wounded seven Iranian pilgrims on the way to Baghdad from the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Police found the bodies of five people in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet