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Iraq Security Developments - Thursday
Two Car Bombs in Baghdad; Deadly Mortar Attacks in Different Parts of Capital
By ZEYAD KASIM 06/28/2007 8:23 PM ET
Baghdad, IRAQ: Smoke billows from the site where a mortar round fell on the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, 28 June 2007. A rush-hour car bomb attack at a Baghdad bus stop killed today 21 people and wounded dozens, hours after the British military lost t
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Baghdad, IRAQ: Smoke billows from the site where a mortar round fell on the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, 28 June 2007. A rush-hour car bomb attack at a Baghdad bus stop killed today 21 people and wounded dozens, hours after the British military lost t

Security developments in Iraq on Thursday, June 28, 2007:

Iraqis reported killed: 148. Iraqis reported wounded: 107.

Map by Zeyad Kasim
BAGHDAD – Iraqi police found the bodies of 15 people shot execution style in different parts of Baghdad on Thursday, police said. The majority were found in the Karkh sector in western Baghdad (four in Amil, two in Bayya’, two in Saidiya, and two in Dora), and the remaining five were found in the Rusafa sector near Sadr City in eastern Baghdad (two in Kasra wa Atash, one in Rashad, one in Za’faraniya, and one in Wahda).

BAGHDAD - A car bomb explosion killed 25 people and wounded 40 near a crowded bus station in the Bayya’ district of southern Baghdad during the morning rush hour on Thursday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Five people were killed and 11 wounded when a car bomb exploded in the midst of a queue of cars at a fuel station in western Baghdad's Mansour district on Thursday afternoon, police said. At least 16 cars were burnt in the blast.

BAGHDAD – Two civilians were killed and 12 wounded when two mortar shells struck the busy Shorja market in central Baghdad on Thursday morning, police and eyewitnesses said. Several stores were also damaged in the attack.

BAGHDAD – Six people were killed and eight wounded in several mortar attacks on different parts of the capital on Thursday evening, police said. Four people were killed when a mortar shell hit the Fadhl neighborhood of central Baghdad. Another mortar shell hit the Rashad district of eastern Baghdad killing one person and wounding two others. One person was killed and another wounded when a mortar shell hit the Za’faraniya district of eastern Baghdad. Three people were wounded in a mortar attack on Nahdha Square near the Sadriya neighborhood of central Baghdad. Two people were wounded in a mortar attack on the Karrada district near Abu Nuwas Street. Another mortar shell hit the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad with no news of casualties.

BAGHDAD - Four people were wounded by a roadside bomb explosion in a busy market in the Sha’ab district of northern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – Three people were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the Dora district of southern Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

BAGHDAD – Two people were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the Bayya’ district in southern Baghdad on Thursday evening, police said.

BAGHDAD – Two people were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion targeting a U.S. military patrol in the Tobchi district of western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – One person was killed and another wounded when gunmen opened random fire at a crowd in the Amil district of southern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A civilian was killed and another wounded when a U.S. military vehicle crushed part of their vehicle in the Abu Dshir district near Dora in southern Baghdad on Wednesday evening, police said. The vehicle had stopped at a traffic intersection when a U.S. military vehicle came behind, rolled over it, and continued moving, the source said. The U.S. military did not comment on the incident.

BAGHDAD – Police said they found the bodies of six unidentified people with gunshot wounds and signs of torture in an industrial area of the Amil district in southern Baghdad late Wednesday.

BAGHDAD – An explosives team detonated an abandoned house, which they said was rigged with explosives, in the Amil district of southern Baghdad, on Wednesday night, police said.

BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said. Another soldier was wounded.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb explosion destroyed a Humvee vehicle in southern Baghdad’s Risala district on Wednesday evening, police said. Clashes between U.S. troops and gunmen followed the blast without casualties, the source added.

BAGHDAD – The U.S. military said Apache attack helicopters killed one insurgent and wounded another south of Baghdad last Tuesday. It said the helicopters received small arms fire from a building, prompting them to return fire.

MADAIN - Iraqi police found the bodies of 20 beheaded men dumped on the banks of the Tigris River near the Umm Al-Ubaid village in the town of Salman Pak, south of Baghdad, on Thursday, police said.

LATIFIYA – The Iraqi army detained 42 suspected insurgents and confiscated two weapon caches in Latifiya on Thursday, a military spokesman said.

BAQUBA - The U.S. military said it had killed at least 60 Al-Qaeda operatives during a military operation in and around the city of Baquba in Diyala governorate. The military said 74 al Qaeda militants were detained and 31 weapons caches discovered.

KHALIS – Four people were killed and 19 wounded in clashes between gunmen from two villages near Khalis north east of Baghdad on Thursday, police said. Two policemen were wounded as they were attempting to end the fighting.

MUQDADIYA - U.S. forces killed two gunmen near Muqdadiya in the Diyala governorate on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

KIRKUK – A roadside bomb exploded targeting the vehicle of an Iraqi army officer on the main road between Kirkuk and Baiji late Wednesday without casualties, police said. Three suspects were detained at the site.

DAQUQ – Four policemen were killed when gunmen attacked their patrol near Daquq south west of Kirkuk, police said. Police detained eight suspected militants and confiscated a large amount of weapons in a raid at the Aziziya village near Daquq following the incident.

SAMARRA – A 15-year-old boy was killed when an Interior Ministry commando sniper on top of a government department shot him in the chest on Wednesday afternoon, local police said.

FALLUJAH – Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded another as they were shopping at a popular market in the Andalus district of Fallujah (45 km west of Baghdad) on Thursday morning, police said.

DIWANIYA – At least seven people were killed Tuesday in U.S. air strikes against the Dhubat district in central Diwaniya, a medical source said.

NASIRIYA – Two militants were killed while they were planting a roadside bomb in front of the house of an interpreter working for Multi-National Forces in the Shuhadaa’ district of Nasiriya in southern Iraq on Thursday morning, police said.

NASIRIYA – Iraqi special forces detonated a large munitions cache used by the Mahdi Army militia in southeastern Nasiriya and detained one suspect at the site on Thursday, a MNF statement said.

BASRAH – Five people were killed when a British helicopter opened fire against their vehicle in the Hussein district of western Basrah (590 km south of Baghdad) on Thursday morning, a police source said. The source said the attack followed a tribal dispute in which heavy gunfire was exchanged between the Suwari and Shuwailat tribes in the Hussein district. The British military did not comment on the incident.

BASRAH - A roadside bomb explosion killed three British soldiers and seriously wounded another in the southern city of Basra on Wednesday night, a British military spokesman said.

BASRAH – The joint coordination center in the Hakimiya district and the British embassy compound in Basrah were both hit with indirect fire over the last 24 hours without casualties, a British military spokesman said.

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