Monday, July 30, 2007

Security Summary: July 30, 2007

Above: An Iraqi soldier walks past the wreckage of a minibus that exploded in Baghdad today, killing at least 6.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed six people and wounded 31 in al-Tayaran Square in a mainly Shi'ite area of central Baghdad, police said.

FALLUJA - Three U.S. soldiers were killed in combat operations in western Anbar province on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

NEAR BALAD - A suicide fuel truck bomb targeting an Iraqi army and police checkpoint killed four people and wounded six near the town of Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, on Sunday, police said.

BALAD - A car bomb targeting a police patrol killed one policeman and wounded six others in Balad on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Eleven people were wounded in the southern cities of Hilla, Iskandariya and Latifiya after soccer fans fired weapons into the air while celebrating Iraq's Asian Cup win on Sunday, police said.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen killed two policemen in a drive-by shooting in Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Three people were killed and two wounded in a fight between two Shi'ite and Sunni tribes on Sunday in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet