Friday, August 17, 2007

Security Summary: August 17, 2007

Above: A boy attends Friday prayers at the shrine of Imam Abbas in the Shiite holy city of Karbala today.

DOURA - A roadside bomb targeted a police commando patrol in southern Baghdad's Doura district on Thursday, killing one policeman and wounding another, police said on Friday.

BAGHDAD - Nineteen bodies were found around Baghdad on Thursday in Baghdad, police said on Friday.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen in a mosque in the town of Tarmiya north of Baghdad killed one U.S. soldier on Thursday, drawing retaliatory fire in which a U.S. aircraft fired a Hellfire missile at two gunmen on the roof of the building, the U.S. military said.

HADITHA - Three bodies with gunshot wounds and signs of torture were found in Haditha 250 km (150 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen wounded three people in drive-by shooting in the town of Taza 10 km (6 miles) south of northern Kirkuk, police said.

From Reutes/Alternet