Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Security Summary: October 3, 2007

Above: A woman weeps for her two brothers her niece killed by unknown gunmen in their home today in Baqubah.

BAGHDAD - Poland's ambassador to Iraq was wounded in a bomb attack on his diplomatic convoy in Baghdad, which killed a bodyguard and a passerby, officials said.

BAQUBA - Three people were killed, including a girl student, during clashes between police and gunmen in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb in central Baghdad killed two people and wounded five.

BAGHDAD - U.S. Apache helicopters fired at a vehicle carrying five suspected insurgent bombers, killing all five, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Police said a roadside bomb targeted a U.S. patrol just outside the Green Zone in central Baghdad. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

BAQUBA - A mortar attack in Baquba killed three people and wounded 10, police said.

BAGHDAD - Six bodies were found across Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

KHALIS - Gunmen kidnapped 13 people at a fake checkpoint in the town of Khalis, 50 km (80 miles) north of Baghdad, a security source said.

TIKRIT - Gunmen attacked a police patrol, killing a police captain and wounding two others in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

ISHAQI - The body of a lieutenant in the traffic police was found in Ishaqi, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded another when it targeted their patrol in northern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

IFACH - Gunmen killed the local senior figure in Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, on Tuesday in town of Ifach, near Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Gunmen killed a man when they sprayed him with bullets from their car in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, on Tuesday, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed two gunmen and arrested 33 others across Iraq in the last 24 hours, the ministry of defence said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed six gunmen and arrested two others during operations on Monday and Tuesday in central Iraq, U.S. military said.

FALLUJA - One person was killed and four others were wounded when an rocket targeted their houses in central Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

From Reuters/Alternet