Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Security Summary: September 19, 2007

Left: A young boy cries after U.S soldiers detained a member a member of his family yesterday in Muqdadiyah. Under emergency powers detention may be made upon suspicion, and detainment indefinite.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed in combat operations in an area west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. It gave no further details on the incident.

MOSUL - The Iraqi army killed 14 gunmen and wounded three during clashes in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the Iraqi army said. A soldier was killed and three wounded in the clashes. Four civilians were wounded also, police said.

MOSUL - A suicide car bomber targeting a U.S. military patrol wounded two civilians in Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed one suspected insurgent and arrested 51 others during the last 24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed during a small arms fire attack while conducting combat operations in southern Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

MOSUL - Two bodies were found shot on Tuesday in the northern city of Mosul, police said.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen killed a member of the Sadr movement on Tuesday near his house in the city of Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - Three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Aternet