Monday, July 09, 2007

Security Summary: July 9, 2007

Left: Umm Nasser holds a photograph of her grandson, Muntader Nasser, 13, who was arrested Friday with his two brothers and his father, senior Shiite cleric Sheik Nasser al-Saidi, in a raid by U.S. and Iraqi soldiers.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed nine Iraqi soldiers and wounded 20 others near Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded in the al-Harthiya district of western Baghdad, killing one person and wounding three, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 21 when they exploded minutes apart near Baghdad's main bus terminal in the city centre, police said.

BAGHDAD - One civilian was killed by a roadside bomb in the central Shi'ite district of Karrada and four other people were wounded, police said.

BAGHDAD - Twenty nine bodies were picked up from the streets of the capital on Sunday, police said. Most had been shot.

BAGHDAD - Four members from the same family were strangled by militants who kidnapped them from the mainly Sunni district of Ghazaliya on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - One person was killed and two others wounded by gunmen who stormed a house in the mainly Sunni west Baghdad neighbourhood of Jamia on Sunday, police said.

KIRKUK - Police found the body of one man with torture marks in the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Insurgents killed two policemen and two Iraqi soldiers in an ambush as they responded to a bomb tip-off in the Sunni district of Adhamiya, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet