Friday, October 07, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Oct 6

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Oct 6: "Oct 6 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Thursday, Oct. 6, as of 2130 GMT.

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

BAGHDAD - One civilian was killed and another eight wounded when a suicide car bomb targeted a U.S. patrol in al-Nidhal street in central Baghdad, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - At least 11 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself on a bus carrying police recruits near Iraq's oil ministry in Baghdad, police said. Another 11 people were reported wounded in the attack.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed when a patrol struck a roadside bomb in north Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.

KIRKUK - Gunmen shot dead five oil ministry security guards and wounded another three as they were driving to the northern city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad. Lieutenant Jawaad Abdullah said they were shot in the town of Uthaim, south of Kirkuk.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed Salem Ayoub Sillo, a local prison chief, and his driver in the northern Noor district of Mosul, a police source said.

FALLUJA - Police said a suicide car bomb detonated against a U.S. convoy in central Falluja, on Wednesday evening, destroying one U.S. Humvee. There were no immediate comments from the U.S. military on the incident.

JIBLA - Three people were killed and two wounded from the same family when gunmen attacked the house of Haithem al- Husseini, a leader in Dawa party, in Jibla, 100 km south of Baghdad. Police said that al-Husseini was not in his house during the attack and he escaped death for the second time.

UTHAIM - One driver is killed when a roadside bomb exploded near two oil tankers in Uthaim, 50 km north of Baquba.

RAMADI - One U.S. Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb south of Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, a police source said. There were no immediate comments from the U.S. military on the incident.

HADITHA - The U.S. military said in a statement that it had killed "six Al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists" and detained at least 110 suspects since Operation River Gate began on Oct. 4 in the western cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana.

* QAIM - U.S. forces in Operation Iron Fist, launched on Oct. 1 on the Syrian border, killed two insurgents with tank fire on Wednesday, the military said in a statement. Aircraft killed seven fighters when they destroyed buildings near Karabila on Wednesday, it added. Twenty guerrillas were killed in the bombing of a hotel in Qusayba overnight, it said. (Reporting by Nabil Noor il-Din in Mosul, Fadel al-Badrani in Falluja, Aref Mohammed in Kirkuk and Baghdad Newsroom) "

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