Tips, questions, and suggestions
Sign up for emails
IraqSide:Developments
Daily Blotter
Iraq Security Developments - Friday
Iraqi New York Times Reporter Killed; 17 Wounded in Mortar Attacks in Diyala
By ZEYAD KASIM 07/14/2007 04:25 AM ET
Security developments in Iraq on Friday, July 13, 2007:

Iraqis reported killed: 72. Iraqis reported wounded: 62.

Map by Zeyad Kasim
BAGHDAD – Police found 21 unidentified bodies shot execution style in different parts of the capital on Friday, police said. Sixteen bodies were found in west Baghdad’s Karkh sector (five in Saidiya, four in Bayya’, three in Amil, two in Shu’la, one in Washash, and one in Kadhimiya), and the rest were found in east Baghdad’s Rusafa sector (two in Sadr City, two in Za’faraniya, and one in Sa’doun Street), according to VOI.

BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers killed at least six Iraqi policemen and seven suspected militants during a dawn raid in east Baghdad on Friday to arrest an Iraqi police lieutenant accused of militant links, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen killed five Iraqi guards and wounded 12 others when they opened fire on guard towers near an entrance to the Interior Ministry in central Baghdad’s Bab Al-Sharji district on Friday morning, police said, according to Reuters and VOI. The gunmen stopped their vehicles near the Gailani fuel station in front of the gates and attacked the towers with rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun fire, the source said.

BAGHDAD – Three civilians were killed and five wounded when U.S. troops opened random fire after a roadside bomb explosion hit their patrol in eastern Baghdad’s Fudhailiya district on Friday morning, according to McClatchy newspapers Baghdad bureau.

BAGHDAD – Two civilians were killed and six wounded in a car bomb explosion on a commercial street in the Saidiya district of southern Baghdad on Friday evening, police said, according to VOI.

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi reporter working for the New York Times was killed while on his way to work by unknown gunmen in Saidiya on Friday morning, according to the New York Times and VOI. Khalid Hassan Al-Ta’i, 23, had worked as a correspondent for the Times for four years. The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in Iraq (JFOI) said gunmen obstructed Hassan while he was on his way and opened fire against him, according to eyewitnesses. Hassan called his mother on his cellphone, telling her that he was shot before he died, according to the New York Times’ Baghdad bureau. The death came one day after two Reuters employees were killed in a U.S. helicopter air strike in eastern Baghdad.

BAGHDAD – One person was killed and six wounded when gunmen attacked the Salama husseiniya in Saidiya with small arms fire on Friday evening, police said, according to VOI.

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi soldier was killed and two others wounded by a roadside bomb targeting their patrol in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Dora, police said.

BAGHDAD – A civilian was killed and another wounded when gunmen opened random fire in the Jisr Diyala district of southeastern Baghdad on Friday evening, police said.

BAGHDAD – A woman was killed and four other people wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near the Mariam market in Za’faraniya on Thursday night, police said.

WAHDA – Police found two unidentified bodies, one of them decapitated, near the town of Wahda (30 km southeast of Baghdad) on Friday police said, according to VOI.

HIBHIB – U.S. troops freed an Iraqi newspaper editor in chief and a number of people who were kidnapped and held in Hibhib on Friday, the Ta’akhi newspaper said. Sarmad Abdul Jabbar, editor in chief of the Ta’akhi newspaper, a Kurdistan Democractic Party newspaper, was abducted along with several people by gunmen near Hibhib on Thursday.

KHALIS – Two civilians were killed in a roadside bomb explosion near Khalis north of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

KHALIS – Twelve civilians were wounded in a mortar attack on the Gisayreen village near the town of Khalis north of Baghdad on Friday, according to McClatchy newspapers.

ABU SAIDA – A civilian was killed and three wounded in a mortar attack on the town of Abu Saida north of Ba’quba on Friday, according to McClatchy newspapers.

BUHRIZ – A civilian was killed in a mortar attack on the town of Buhriz south east of Ba’quba on Friday, according to McClatchy newspapers.

KHAN BANI SAAD – A civilian was killed and two wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in the 17 Tammuz village near the town of Khan Bani Sa’ad north east of Baghdad on Friday, according to McClatchy newspapers.

BAQUBA – U.S. and Iraqi troops killed three suspected militants during clashes in eastern Ba’quba on Friday, according to WNA.

MOSUL – Police found the body of a Christian citizen kidnapped last Monday by unknown gunmen, according to Nirgal Gate.

SINDI – The Turkish military fired several artillery rounds at suspected PKK guerilla positions in the Sindi area of the Dohuk governorate on Friday evening, according to PUK Media.

JIBALA – Gunmen broke into a house and killed nine people from one family and wounded three others in the Himyari area of Jibala south of Baghdad on dawn Friday, police said, according to Eye Iraq Media and WNA.

NAJAF – Authorities lifted a curfew imposed on the city since Thursday evening as a security precaution and for security forces to perform raids in the holy city, which has recently witnessed a wave of assassinations of police intelligence officers.

KUT – The U.S. military base in Kut (180 km southeast of Baghdad) was attacked with six mortar rounds on Friday without news of casualties, according to VOI. The U.S. military did not comment on the attack.

DIWANIYA – Clashes broke out between Mahdi Army militiamen and the police in the Furat and Urouba districts in Diwaniya after gunmen attacked a checkpoint on Friday morning, eyewitnesses told WNA.

DIWANIYA – A roadside bomb exploded targeting a U.S. military patrol in the western part of Diwaniya, according to WNA. The U.S. military did not comment on the incident.

SAMAWA - Two children were killed and six others wounded in an explosion in the Askari district of Samawa (280 km south of Baghdad) while they were playing in an open space full of garbage on Friday morning, police said, according to VOI. It was not clear whether the explosion was caused by a roadside bomb or abandoned explosives.

NASIRIYA – Police declared a nighttime curfew in the southern city of Nasiriya after a roadside bomb exploded near the Nasiriya police command headquarters without casualties, according to Nasiriya News Network.

BASRAH – The British military base in southeastern Basrah, which also hosts the British and American consulates, was attacked with mortar shells on dawn Friday, setting a building inside the compound on fire, a British military spokesman said. British troops fired on the attackers and killed one militant, the spokesman said.

UMM QASR – An Iraqi detainee died from wounds received Thursday when he was attacked by other detainees in Camp Bucca, a U.S. military-controlled detention center near the Umm Qasr seaport (60 km south of Basrah), according to a U.S. military statement. Another Iraqi detainee had died in similar circumstances last week.

SloggerHeadlines






































































Wounded Warrior Project