Sunday, September 09, 2007

Security Summary: September 9, 2007

Left: Family members grieve for a man gunned down in Baqubah today.

BAGHDAD - One U.S. soldier was killed and two others wounded during combat operations in western Baghdad, the military said. An Iraqi interpreter was wounded in the attack.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. air strike on Sept. 3 killed the al Qaeda mastermind of the Aug. 14 truck bombings on Iraq's minority Yazidi community that killed more than 400 people, the U.S. military said. The militant, identified as Abu Mohammad al-Afri, was killed southwest of the northern city of Mosul.

MAHMUDIYA - Two people were killed and six wounded when a suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle near an Iraqi army checkpoint in the town of Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

NEAR BAIJI - Gunmen attacked and destroyed a police station, killing seven policemen and wounding two others in a village near Baiji, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The villagers arrested six of the attackers.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed four members of the same family -- three women and one man -- at their home in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed one person and wounded two near the al-Shaab National Stadium in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed six insurgents, including one woman, and detained 21 suspected insurgents on Saturday and Sunday during operations in Tarmiya and Mosul to disrupt the senior leadership of al Qaeda, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Four traffic policemen and two civilians were wounded in a mortar attack in the New Baghdad district in the east of the capital, police said.

BALAD - Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded when they shot a suicide bomber driving a fuel tanker toward their checkpoint in the town of Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, an official at Balad hospital said.

BAGHDAD - Eleven bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near a police station in Baghdad's Shi'ite district of Sadr City at dusk on Saturday, killing 15 people and wounding 45, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet