Friday, October 12, 2007

Security Summary: October 12, 2007

Above: A child cries during a funeral today for a family member killed in a car-bombing Thursday. Four people died in the attack.

BAGHDAD - Four bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.

MAHAWEEL - One body was found in the town of Mahaweel, 75 km (45 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

KUT - Gunmen attacked the house of a policeman, killing him and wounding his wife near the city of Kut, 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Baghdad, police said.

TUZ KHURMATO - A bomb killed a child and wounded 13 others in a playground as they celebrated the Islamic festival of Eid in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmato, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. A would-be suicide bomber, who pushed the bomb in a cart filled with toys into the playground, was wounded in the attack.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed four people, including two policemen, and wounded 15 others when it targeted a police patrol in the commercial district of Bab al-Sharji in central Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces found the bodies of five people across Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

KIRKUK - A car bomb in the northern city of Kirkuk on Thursday killed at least seven people and wounded 50 others, including the city's traffic police chief, police said

From Reuters/Alternet