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Iraq Security Developments - Monday
By ZEYAD KASIM 07/31/2007 01:29 AM ET
An Iraqi man carrying a bag of traditional Iraqi bread walks past burnt vehicles at the site of an explosion in central Baghdad 30 July 2007. The target appeared to be a microbus stop near Tayran Square, a bustling transport hub in the centre of the city
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An Iraqi man carrying a bag of traditional Iraqi bread walks past burnt vehicles at the site of an explosion in central Baghdad 30 July 2007. The target appeared to be a microbus stop near Tayran Square, a bustling transport hub in the centre of the city

Security developments in Iraq on Monday, July 30, 2007, compiled by Iraq Slogger from several media reports:

Iraqis reported killed: 108. Iraqis reported wounded: 118.

U.S. troops reported killed: 3.

Map by Zeyad Kasim
BAGHDAD - Police found the bodies of 25 people shot execution style in different parts of the capital on Monday, police said. Eighteen bodies were found in west Baghdad's Karkh sector (five in Kadhimiya, three in Shu'la, three in Ji'aifar, two in Yarmouk, two in Bayya', two in Dora, and one in Mansour) and seven were found in east Baghdad's Rusafa sector (two in Sadr City, two in Ur, two in Sha'ab, and one in Palestine Street). Seventeen bodies were found on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb explosion killed six people and wounded 31 near Tayaran Square in central Baghdad on Monday, police said, according to Reuters and VOI.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb explosion in the Jami'a district of western Baghdad killed four soldiers and wounded three on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb explosion in the Dora district wounded two Interior Ministry commandos on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Four people were wounded in a mortar attack on the Shu'la district in western Baghdad on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two people were wounded in a mortar attack on the Za'faraniya district of southeastern Baghdad on Monday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two people were killed and six wounded when the Iraqi Army clashed with gunmen in central Baghdad's Haifa Street on Sunday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Six people were wounded in two mortar attacks near the oil refinery in southern Baghdad's Dora district on Sunday evening, police said.

BAGHDAD - Eleven people were wounded in the southern cities of Hilla, Iskandariya and Latifiya after soccer fans fired weapons into the air while celebrating Iraq's Asian Cup win on Sunday, police said, according to Reuters.

FALLUJAH - Three U.S. soldiers were killed in combat operations in the western Anbar governorate on Thursday, the U.S. military said today.

ZAKHO - Border guards arrested 14 people attempting to cross into neighboring Turkey near the border town of Zakho on Monday, a Kurdish security official said, according to VOI. Twenty other people, mostly Kurds from northern Iraq, were arrested on Sundau, the source said.

MOSUL - Gunmen assassinated Mohammed Tahir Qasim, a former army colonel and deputy director of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq in Mosul, in the Borsa area of Mosul on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

MOSUL - Police found the body of a taxi driver in the Karama area of eastern Mosul on Monday, police said.

MOSUL - Four people were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near the Ma'ash market in Mosul on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

MOSUL - A civilian was wounded in a roadside bomb explosion targeting a U.S. military patrol in the Ba'ath district of Mosul on Monday, police said.

HAWIJA - Two civilians were killed when gunmen opened random fire in the Attiba' Street of Hawija on Monday, police said.

HAWIJA - Gunmen assassinated Hassan Ahmed Ghadhban, the administrator of the Sarai district of Hawija, on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed a female teacher in the Shorja area of Kirkuk on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

KIRKUK - Two policemen were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion targeting their patrol in the Hajjaj district of Kirkuk on Monday, police said.

KIRKUK - A soldier was wounded when he was attacked by gunmen at a checkpoint north west of Kirkuk on Monday, police said.

BALAD - A suicide fuel truck bomb targeting an Iraqi army and police checkpoint killed four people and wounded six near a checkpoint south of the town of Balad (80 km north of Baghdad) on Sunday, police said, according to Reuters and VOI.

BALAD - A car bomb targeting a police patrol killed one policeman and wounded six others in Balad on Sunday, police said, according to Reuters.

BALAD - Six people were killed and one wounded in a mortar attack on the Shuhadaa' district of Balad on Sunday, police said, according to VOI.

KHAN BANI SAAD - Eyewitnesses said gunmen dressed in Iraqi military uniforms assaulted the Mahboubiya village near Khan Bani Sa'ad north of Baghdad on Monday, killing about 20 people and abducting several others, according to VOI. The independent could not be confirmed independently.

BUHRIZ - Three civilians were killed and 25 others wounded in two roadside bomb explosions at a market in the town of Buhriz north east of Baghdad on Sundau, police said.

WAJIHIYA - Militants blew up the shrine of Prophet Daniel near Wajihiya north east of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

WAJIHIYA - Gunmen attacked the Bahbasa village near Wajihiya, killing five civilians and abducting 13 others on Sunday, police said.

MUQDADIYA - Islamic State of Iraq gunmen stormed into several commercial stores in the town of Muqdadiya north east of Baghdad and destroyed Iranian-made goods, eyewitnesses said. The militant group had distributed fliers issued by the "Trade Ministry of the Islamic State of Iraq," warning store-owners from dealing with Iranian products.

DIWANIYA - Gunmen killed two policemen in a drive-by shooting in Diwaniya (180 km south of Baghdad) on Monday, police said

ISKANDARIYA - Three people were killed and two wounded in a fight between two Shi'ite and Sunni tribes on Sunday in Iskandariya (40 km south of Baghdad), police said, according to Reuters.

KUT - A policeman was killed and another wounded when gunmen targeted them in two separate incidents in the southern city of Kut on Sunday night, police said.

KUT - Four people were wounded in a traffic accident when an American Humvee vehicle hit their vehicle near the area of Umm Hilayil north west of Kut on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

NAJAF - Two roadside bombs exploded in different parts in north and south Najaf on Monday without casualties, police said, according to VOI. Police also defused four other roadside bombs in the Mishkhab area south of the city.

BASRAH - British troops killed a suspected militant who was preparing to fire on the British military compound south east of Basrah on Sunday night, a British military spokesman said today. Major British military bases in the southern city were all targeted by indirect rocket fire without casualties over the last 24 hours, the spokesman said.

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