Friday, October 14, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Oct 13

Reuters AlertNet - Security incidents in Iraq, Oct 13: "Oct 13 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Wednesday, Oct. 13, as of 0900 GMT.

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

UDAIM - Two senior officials from ethnic Turkmen parties were abducted on Wednesday in Udaim, south of Kirkuk.

Police captain Said Ahmed said Kana'an Shakir, the secretary general of the Independent Turkmen Movement, and Hashim Ali, an official in the Turkmen Front, were kidnapped with nine of their bodyguards near Udaim on their way from Baghdad.

MOSUL - Two civilians were killed and one wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S patrol in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police and medical sources said. A U.S. Humvee vehicle was also destroyed, police said, although the U.S. military had no immediate comment on the incident.

RAMADI - A women was killed and 10 other people were wounded on Wednesday when U.S. force conducted an air strike on a residential district in Ramadi, 110 km (68 miles) west of Baghdad, doctor Uday al-Rawi said. The U.S. military had no immediate information about any air strikes in the area.

TIKRIT - A civilian was killed when a mortar round landed on a vegetable market in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAIJI - A policeman from the Facility Protection Service, a government-run security force, was killed by gunmen in Baiji, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Eight policemen were wounded when two mortar rounds landed on Aadamiya police station in northern Baghdad, police said. They said one of the wounded was Brigadier Khalid, the director of the police station. "

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