Friday, July 27, 2007

Security Summary: July 27, 2007

Above: A Mahdi Army member guards a funeral for Mahdi comrades killed today in clashes with U.S. forces in Karbala.

SAMARRA - Seven police commandos were killed by a roadside bomb in Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The police patrol then opened fire, killing three civilians.

BAGHDAD - Police found seven bodies around Baghdad, the apparent victims of sectarian death squads, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - Two mortar bombs killed a woman and wounded two others, including a child, in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Two people were killed and another wounded in a rocket attack which destroyed a house in southern Kirkuk, 250 km (150 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Insurgents killed one Iraqi soldier in a drive-by shooting at an army checkpoint southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

DIYALA - A U.S. soldier died in a roadside bomb attack in Diyala, the U.S. military said.

From Reuters/Alternet