Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Oct 4

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Oct 4: "U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

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*MAHMUDIYA/YUSUFIYA - The U.S. military said that 'more than three dozen terrorists were ... killed, wounded ... or detained' in an engagement by Iraqi and U.S. forces with more than 40 guerrillas south of Baghdad between the towns of Mahmudiya and Yusufiya. The statement said initial reports indicated three Iraqi soldiers were killed.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint after he drove with a convoy of other vehicles into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, killing two Iraqi soldiers and a civilian and wounding six other people, police sources said.

*BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers raided an office of Arab Sunni political leader Saleh al-Mutlak and arrested 10 of his guards and wounded one, a spokesman for Mutlak's Iraqi National Dialogue said. The raid took place in the Hay al-Jamaa district of Baghdad after clashes between Iraqi soldiers and insurgents, said the spokesman.

KARABILA - One U.S. soldier was killed on Monday by an improvised bomb in Karabila, near the Syrian border, during a major military operation called Iron Fist, a U.S. military statement said.

HAQLANIYA - Three U.S. soldiers were killed on Monday by improvised bombs in Haqlaniya, in western Anbar province, the U.S. military said in a statement.

BALAD - A U.S. soldier died of a gunshot wound near Balad, north of Baghdad, on Monday, the military said in a statement. It said it was investigating and made no mention of combat. The wording was similar to that used in first reports of accidental or self-inflicted wounds or 'friendly fire' incidents. "

Nation building is hard work. Working hard. Can I go potty?

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