Friday, September 07, 2007

Security Summary: September 7, 2007

Above: An Iraqi undergoes a retinal scan by a U.S. soldier in Baqubah today. The scans are kept in a database. Iraqis have no right to refuse the procedure, as under emergency powers they may be deained upon suspicion indefinitely.

ANBAR PROVINCE - Four American soldiers were killed on Thursday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province in western Iraq, the U.S. military said.

NINEVEH PROVINCE - Three American soldiers were killed in Nineveh province in northern Iraq on Thursday when an explosion occurred near their vehicle, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Police found 12 bodies in different districts in Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

MOSUL - The bodies of four policemen were found with gunshot wounds in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, on Thursday, police said.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed two people and wounded five others in a drive-by shooting outside a mosque on Thursday in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. forces detained six Shi'ite militants including an alleged insurgent commander in Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb wounded two people in central Kirkuk, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet