Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Security Summary: September 18, 2007

Above: An injured child is brought in for treatment after a parked car bomb exploded in Baghdad killing six people and wounding 12 others today.

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

DIYALA - Three U.S. soldiers were killed and three others wounded by an explosion near their patrol in Diyala province, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - At least eight people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb exploded near a market in the predominantly Shi'ite district of Ur in northern Baghdad, police said.

JALAWLA - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt in a mobile phone shop killing four people and wounding 14 others in the town of Jalawla, near the Iraq-Iran border, police said.

MOSUL - A suicide car bomber targeting an Iraqi military convoy wounded two soldiers in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the army said. Soldiers managed to kill the bomber before he could reach the convoy.

MOSUL - Authorities in Mosul found the bodies of three people, including a beheaded corpse, on Monday, a hospital source said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed three insurgents and detained 13 suspected insurgents during several operations targeting al Qaeda in Baghdad and Baiji, the U.S. military said.

TIKRIT - Salahuddin province deputy governor, Abdullah Jbara, escaped a roadside bomb attack near his convoy in the city of Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, Jbara told Reuters. Jbara was not harmed.

QAIM - Police said they found the bodies of three men, shot and tortured, near Qaim, 500 km (300 miles) west of Baghdad.

SHIRQAT - A policeman was killed when his unit came under fire as they raided a house in the town of Shirqat, 300 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. Two insurgents were killed and four detained during the raid.

BAGHDAD - Two car bombs killed seven people and wounded 23 in a car park near the Health Ministry in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed two people and wounded five in the eastern Zayouna district of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed one civilian and wounded two policemen in the southern Baghdad outskirt of Zaafaraniya, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen killed a man and wounded his brother on Monday in the town of Iskandariya, 40 km ( 25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet