Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Sept 19

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Sept 19: "Sept 19 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Monday, Sept. 19, as of 1215 GMT.

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

MAHMUDIYA - Two car bombs killed eight people travelling on the road from Baghdad to the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are gathering for a religious festival. Police said the bombs struck in the towns of Mahmudiya and Latifiya, killing one civilian and seven police.

BASRA - An Iraqi reporter for the New York Times was found dead in the southern city of Basra after being kidnapped by masked men, family members and a doctor said. Fakher Haider, who had worked for the Times for 2-1/2 years, was found with his hands bound and a single bullet wound to the head. (Reporting by Faris al-Mehdawi and Abdel-Razzak Hameed in Basra) "

Nation building is "hard work".

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