Monday, August 22, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Aug 22

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Aug 22: "BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Monday, Aug. 22, as of 0915 GMT.

U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

TARMIYA - Ten Iraqis, eight of them policemen, were shot dead by gunmen north of Baghdad on Monday, police and hospital sources said.

The men, who had left their police station wearing civilian clothes, were travelling in a minivan along with three other civilians when gunmen followed them in three cars and sprayed them with gunfire, police captain Karim al-Salmani said.

BAGHDAD - Police found four bodies in a western Baghdad district near a Sunni mosque, an Interior Ministry source said.

Two of the bodies were found on the highway and the other two were found in a semi-built house in the area. The identities of the victims were not immediately clear.

KIRKUK - Gunmen assassinated a counter-terrorism security official, Captain Ibrahim Saeed, and his wife in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police said.

SAMARRA - One Iraqi policeman was killed when insurgents sprayed his vehicle with gunfire in the northern city of Samarra, police said.

HIT - The U.S military denied it bombed a wedding party in the western town of Hit on Friday. 'We did not drop any bombs from aircraft on Friday in Anbar,' an emailed response to a query from Reuters said.

On Friday hospital officials in the town claimed that one person was killed and 16 were wounded in an airstrike on a wedding.

KIRKUK - Three policemen were badly injured when a roadside bomb blew up near their patrol in central Kirkuk, police Captain Ahmed Abdullah said."

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