Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Aug 24

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Aug 24: "U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - A deputy of the Iraqi justice minister, Yosha Ibrahim, escaped assassination, but four of his guards were killed and five wounded in an attack by gunmen on his convoy in western Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - Four mortar rounds landed on a base used by the Iraqi police's rapid reaction force in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north-east of Baghdad, wounding seven.

MUSAYYIB - An Iraqi soldier was killed and another wounded when two mortars landed on a checkpoint at Musayyib, south of Baghdad, on Tuesday, police said. (Reporting by Huda Majeed in Baghdad, Faris al-Mehdawi in Baquba, Habib al-Zubaidi) "

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