Saturday, September 15, 2007

Security Summary: September 15, 2007

Above: A Shiite family gathers for the breaking of the daily Ramadan fast in Baghdad this evening.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed and four were wounded in a bomb attack while they were on patrol on Friday, the military said. It gave no precise location for the attack.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed 10 people and wounded 15 near a market in the predominantly Shi'ite district of Amil of southwestern Baghdad, police said.

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

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 14 suspected insurgents and arrested 17 others during operations in central and northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

BAQUBA - Gunmen in police uniforms and driving an ambulance killed Khalid Rasheed, a former Iraqi army brigadier-general, and two others outside his house in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded two people on the road between Kirkuk and Mosul in northern Iraq, police said.

MOSUL - Iraqi soldiers arrested a Libyan national in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the Iraqi army said.

ISKANDARIYA - Five soldiers were wounded by a roadside bomb targeting their patrol on Friday in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BALAD RUZ - Seven people were wounded by a roadside bomb which exploded in a fuel station in the town of Balad Ruz, 50 km (30 miles) southeast of Baquba, police said.

BAQUBA - Two bodyguards were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked Colonel Adil Abdul-Kareem, the chief of intelligence for police in Diyala province, in Baquba, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet