Security Developments in Iraq on Wednesday, June 27, 2006:
Iraqis reported killed: 132. Iraqis reported wounded: 127.
BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb killed seven people and wounded 14 near the Abdul Muhsin Al-Kadhimi Square in the Shi'ite district of Kadhimiya in northern Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed three people and wounded ten others in an attack on a police patrol near a busy market in the Old Sulaikh neighborhood of northern Baghdad, police and eyewitnesses said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb targeting a police commando checkpoint on the Jadiriya bridge in Baghdad killed one policeman and wounded six people, including three policemen, on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
BAGHDAD – Three people were killed and 10 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the Saba’ Abkar neighborhood near Sulaikh in northern Baghdad on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
BAGHDAD – Two civilians were killed and 10 wounded when a U.S. military patrol opened fire randomly in the Gayyara neighborhood of Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, police said. The U.S. military did not comment on the incident.
BAGHDAD – Three civilians were wounded when a U.S. military patrol opened fire randomly against two Kia minibuses in the Qadisiya district of western Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.
BAGHDAD – Gunmen assassinated an Iraqi journalist near his house in the Turath disrict of southern Baghdad, a source from the Iraqi Journalists Union said. Hamid Abd Sarhan, 57, was a veteran journalist who had worked for the Iraqi News Agency for over 30 years, as well as several local newspapers and magazines, and most recently in the media bureau of the Baghdad Municipality.
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed 14 insurgents and detained 114 others during security operations over the last 24 hours in different parts of Baghdad, the Baghdad Operations Command said. Three kidnapped civilians were also freed and two roadside bombs were defused. Eight soldiers were killed and 29 others wounded, including an army officer, during the operations, the source said.
BAGHDAD – U.S. forces clashed with militants in the Saidiya district of southern Baghdad on Wednesday evening with no news of casualties, eyewitnesses said.
MADAIN – The U.S. military said it killed six militants in an air strike against a building in the Mada’in suburb south east of Baghdad following an attack against a police station on Wednesday.
KIRKUK - Four policemen were killed when gunmen attacked the Basheer police station south of the oil city of Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad) on Wednesday, police said. Police said they captured a wounded gunman during the attack.
KIRKUK – Police found an unidentified body with multiple gunshot wounds and signs of torture near the Gemen village north east of Kirkuk on Wednesday, police said.
SHIRQAT - Fourteen insurgents were killed when a truck they were rigging with explosives blew up overnight in the Aitha village near the town of Shirqat (310 km north of Baghdad), police said. Another security source said the truck exploded near the Hagna village killing one person and wounding four others. The two accounts could not be verified by an independent source.
SHIRQAT – U.S. jet fighters bombed a house in the Aitha village near Shirqat, killing seven people, including a woman and several children, security sources said. The U.S. military did not comment on the incident.
MOSUL - Gunmen killed two members of the Assyrian's Beth-Nahrain Association Union in a drive-by shooting in central Mosul (390 km north of Baghdad), police said.
MOSUL - An athletic club in Mosul was badly damaged when gunmen planted bombs inside the building overnight, police said.
MOSUL - Five people were killed and three wounded in different attacks by gunmen on Tuesday in Mosul, police said.
TIKRIT – An off-duty soldier was killed and his brother wounded when gunmen attacked their car at the Hilliwa village east of Tikrit, police said.
TIKRIT – Police found a decapitated head wearing an Iraqi army cap in a bus station in downtown Tikrit on Wednesday, police said. Police also found an unidentified body in the Tigris River near the Hamra village east of Tikrit, while U.S. troops delivered the body of man in his thirties shot execution style to the Tikrit Hospital.
TIKRIT – Two laborers were killed in a roadside bomb explosion near the Rafidain bank in central Tikrit, police said.
SAMARRA – Three Interior Ministry commandos were killed and four wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near the Mariam market in western Samarra (100 km north of Baghdad) on Wednesday, police said, adding that three civilians, including a senior physician at Samarra Hospital, were wounded when security forces opened fire in the aftermath of the blast.
SAMARRA – Local policemen said Interior Ministry commandos summarily executed a 60-year-old man in front of his grocery store at the Mariam market in western Samarra on Wednesday afternoon. The commandos also set fire to an apartment in the same area after ordering residents out burning three parked cars, according to the local police source.
BALAD – Gunmen killed three policemen working for Samarra police east of Balad (110 km north of Baghdad) on Wednesday, police said. A roadside bomb explosion targeting a U.S. military convoy damaged several trucks and wounded an unspecified number of soldiers near Balad, the source said. There was no comment by the U.S. military on the incident.
ISHAQI – U.S. forces destroyed a house with tank fire after ordering its occupants out in Ishaqi north of Baghdad, a local police source said. A U.S. military patrol had been attacked with a roadside bomb destroying one Humvee vehicle in the same area on Tuesday night, the source added.
KHALIS – Mortar shells and attacks by militants on several districts of Khalis and surrounding villages north east of Baghdad killed 19 civilians and wounded 28 others on Tuesday night, security sources said. Sources said about 40 mortar shells hit different parts of the town over a period of two hours, killing five people and wounding 15 others, followed by an attack by gunmen against the Tahwila area, killing 14 people and wounding 13.
MUQDADIYA – A roadside bomb explosion targeting a U.S. military patrol near the Mahrout bridge south of Muqdadiya in the Diyala governorate destroyed a Humvee vehicle and wounded an unspecified number of soldiers, police said.
MUQDADIYA – Four suspected gunmen were killed in U.S. helicopter fire in the Askari district of Muqdadiya on Wednesday, police said.
MUQDADIYA – Gunmen abducted eight male students from a minibus near Muqdadiya as they were heading to Wajihiya, leaving the female students, police said.
WAJIHIYA – One person was killed and three others wounded when residents of the Muathin village near Wajihiya attempted to repel an attack by 50 suspected Al-Qaeda militants against their village on Tuesday night, local sources said.
ANBAR - A U.S. Marine was killed on Tuesday in combat in Anbar governorate, to the west of Baghdad, on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.
KUBAISA – Two policemen were wounded when gunmen on motorcycles attacked their checkpoint near the entrance to Kubaisa (198 km west of Baghdad) in the Anbar governorate, police said.
DIWANIYA – Clashes between U.S. and Iraqi forces and Mahdi Army militiamen continued for the second day in a row in several districts of Diwaniya. A roadside bomb explosion destroyed a Humvee vehicle in the 7 Nissan district of central Diwaniya on Wednesday morning, police said.
SHAFI – Iraqi special forces raided the town of Shafi (50 km north west of Basrah) and confiscated eight 120 mm mortar rounds, police said.
BASRAH – The joint coordination center in central Basrah (590 km south of Baghdad) was attacked with three mortar shells on Wednesday morning without casualties, police said. A British military spokesman said all three British military bases in Basrah were targeted with indirect fire over the last 24 hours without casualties.
BASRAH – Two roadside bombs exploded against a British military patrol in the Buradha’iya district in eastern Basrah on Wednesday without casualties, police said. Another roadside bomb exploded near a commercial store at Tammuz Street in central Basrah without casualties.
BASRAH – British military patrols came under attacks with roadside bombs and small arms fire in different parts of Basrah on Wednesday morning, a British military spokesman said. Three British soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were wounded in a traffic accident north east of the Maysan governorate on Tuesday night, the source added.
ZUBAIR – A border guard policeman was killed when three gunmen attacked his house in the Marbid area of Zubair (35 km south west of Basrah) on Tuesday night, police said. One of the attackers was also killed in the incident.
FAW – An Iraqi fisherman was killed and another wounded when Iranian border guards opened fire against their boat in Iraqi waters near Faw south east of Basrah on Wednesday morning, a Basrah police source said.