Security Summary: August 1, 2007
Above and Left: A family searches for items to sell, and eats food found in a garbage dump in Baghdad today.
BAGHDAD - Twenty-five bodies were found dumped around Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed 50 people and wounded 60 after luring motorists to a fuel truck near a petrol station in Baghdad's western Mansour district, police said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb killed 20 people and wounded 40 near al-Hurriya Square in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb killed three people and wounded six others in the al-Harthiya district of central Baghdad near the Green Zone, police said.
MADAEN - Gunmen planted several bombs inside a residential building and blew it up, killing four civilians and wounding six others in Madaen, 45 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed by small arms fire on Tuesday in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
ISKANDARIYA - A roadside bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded three others in Iskandariya 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - Nineveh province police chief, Wathiq al-Hamedani, escaped a roadside bomb attack on his convoy in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. Four people, including two policemen, were wounded in the incident but Hamedani was unharmed.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers killed 14 insurgents and arrested 89 during the past 24 hours, the Iraqi army said in a statement.
BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb killed three people and wounded five in Baghdad's southern Doura district, police said.
BASRA - A British soldier was killed when a roadside bomb struck an armoured Warrior vehicle on routine patrol in the city's Mustashfa district on Tuesday night, the British military said.
BAGHDAD - Three U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded when a roadside bomb detonated near their patrol in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
BALAD - Suspected al Qaeda insurgents kidnapped 18 Shi'ite men at a fake checkpoint near the town of Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, on Tuesday, police said.
BAGHDAD - The bodies of 19 people were found in different areas of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed Major-General Maher Nouri, a senior traffic police officer, in a drive-by shooting in central Baghdad, police said.