Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Security Summary: August 21, 2007

Left: A man is seen through the shattered windshield of a bus hit by a roadside bomb in Baghdad today. 2 people were killed in the blast.

BAGHDAD - Fourteen bodies were found in different areas of Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.

KUT - Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman in a drive-by shooting near his house in Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A parked car bomb wounded 42 people in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - Gunmen killed Colonel Othman Chachan, the police chief of Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, after storming his home, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two people were killed and 14 wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol exploded near a small bus in New Baghdad district in eastern Baghdad, police said.

LATIFIYA - Gunmen stormed a house and killed seven members of the same family in a village near the town of Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad. Two police sources said the dead included three women and a baby girl.

FALLUJA - Eight people were wounded when a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest targeted a queue outside a police station in Falluja, 50 km (35 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office announced that 11 men convicted of murder and rape were executed in Baghdad on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed five insurgents and detained 11 suspects during operations targeting al Qaeda in the cities of Baquba, Mosul and Kirkuk, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 12 people were found in different districts of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen kidnapped Sameer al-Aatar, deputy minister of science and technology, on Monday in Aarasat al-Hindiya district in southern Baghdad, police said. Al-Aatar is a member of the secular Iraqi National List headed by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed four insurgents and detained 100 suspected insurgents during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

From Reuters/Alternet