Baghdad, March 2, (VOI) – Main security developments in Iraq on Friday:
Falluja- Eighty persons believed to be members of al-Qaeda organization in Iraq were killed and 50 others were arrested in violent clashes in Falluja, 45 km west of Baghdad, the spokesman for the Iraqi interior ministry said on Friday.
Kirkuk- A U.S. helicopter killed two gunmen and wounded another while they were emplacing an explosive device on the main road in southwestern Kirkuk, a police source said on Friday.
Baghdad- Six people suspected of offering facilities for al-Qaeda Organization in Iraq were captured near Falluja, 45 km west of Baghdad, by Iraqi police forces backed by U.S. troops, the U.S. army said on Friday.
Baghdad- At least ten people were killed and twenty others were wounded on Friday when a booby-trapped car went off in the Shiite Sadr City, east of Baghdad, a police source said.
Basra- Two soldiers from the Multi-National forces in southern Iraq were wounded on Friday when an explosive charge went off at their patrol in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the spokeswoman for the Multi-National forces in southern Iraq said.
Baghdad- Two U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were killed on Friday when a roadside bomb went off at their patrol in northwest Baghdad, the U.S. army said.
Diala- Fourteen kidnapped policemen were found dead on Friday in Diala province, 57 km northeast of Baghdad, an Iraqi police said.
Diala- Three gunmen were killed and two others were arrested on Friday during a security crackdown by a combined force of U.S. and Iraqi troops north of Baaquba, 57 northeast of Baghdad, a security source said.