Friday, August 03, 2007

Security Summary: August 3, 2007

Above: Worshippers attend Friday prayers in the Sadr City area of Baghdad today.

KIRKUK - Iraqi security forces and U.S. forces arrested five insurgents and disrupted a car bomb cell on Wednesday in Kirkuk 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers and wounded 11 others when it targeted their patrol in an eastern section of Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - One American soldier was killed and three others were wounded during a combat operation in western Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces and Iraqi police arrested four insurgents on Wednesday in the al-Amin section eastern Baghdad, U.S. military said.

NAJAF - Gunmen killed sheikh Fadil al-Aqeel, Shi'ite imam of the al-Hasan mosque in Najaf 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, in a drive-by shooting when he returned home from the mosque on Thursday, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet