Thursday, August 09, 2007

Security Summary: August 9, 2007

Above: Shiite pilgrims attend evening prayers at the holy shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad today. The city is under a 3-day vehicle curfew for a religious festival.

BAGHDAD - Nine bodies were found around Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces detained a "high-value insurgent" on Tuesday suspected of involvement in a roadside bombing that killed three U.S. soldiers on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

NEAR TAJI - A suicide car bomb killed seven people and wounded eight near a market in Salih al-Khalaf village, north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. Another military statement said eight people were killed and 16 wounded.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed three people and wounded two in the southern Baghdad district of Bayaa, police said.

NEAR RUMAILA OILFIELDS - A roadside bomb killed two British soldiers and seriously wounded two others on Wednesday when it detonated near a military convoy driving north of southern Iraq's Rumaila oilfields, the British military said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot and wounded three Iraqi soldiers in western Baghdad's Yarmouk district, police said.

BAGHDAD - A mortar round killed one person and wounded two others when it landed on a residential area of southern Baghdad's Shi'ite Bayaa district on Wednesday, police said.

NAJAF - Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a former member of Saddam Hussein's Baath party in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, police said.

ANBAR PROVINCE - A U.S. Marine was killed in combat on Tuesday in the western province of Anbar, the U.S. military said.

NEAR KIRKUK - Militants blew up two small bridges in Salahuddin province in the past 24 hours, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet