Thursday, October 11, 2007

Security Summary: October 11, 2007

Above: Detainees held at the fifth Iraqi army division base in Baqubah are lined up for transfer to an Iraqi prison today.

LAKE THAR THAR - U.S. forces killed 19 insurgents and 15 women and children near Lake Thar Thar, about 120 km (75 miles) north of the capital, in air strikes targeting suspected senior members of al Qaeda in Iraq, the U.S. military said. Two suspects, a woman and three children were wounded and a suspected insurgent was detained, it said.

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded 25 in an attack on an Internet cafe near the district of New Baghdad in the east of the capital, police said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier died of wounds suffered during fighting on Wednesday in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Wednesday night's rocket or mortar attack on Camp Victory, the sprawling U.S. base near Baghdad airport that houses the U.S. military headquarters, killed two coalition soldiers and wounded 38 others, the U.S. military said. Two foreign civilian contractors were also wounded.

MOSUL - The body of former Iraqi athlete Haythem Nadeem, a 200 metre champion, was found in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, five days after he was kidnapped, police said.

MOSUL - A suicide truck bomber attacked a Kurdish army checkpoint in northeastern Mosul, wounding four Kurdish soldiers and four civilians, police said.

LATIFIYA - Two bodies, one a policeman, were found handcuffed and blindfold in Latifya, 40 kms (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers killed one gunman and arrested 30 others in different parts of Iraq during the last 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed the son of an Islamic Party official in northeastern Mosul, police said. He was shot dead in his car.

KIRKUK - Police said they killed two members of a suspected roadside bomb cell southwest of the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, and arrested a third.

BAGHDAD - Thirteen suspected insurgents, including three members of al Qaeda responsible for the assassination of a Sunni Arab preacher, were killed in a U.S. air strike on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

NEAR TUZ KHURMATO - Gunmen attacked a police station near Tuz Khurmato, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, and killed a first lieutenant, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet