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Iraq Security Developments - Monday
Bombings in Baghdad and Ramadi; Al-Qaeda Militants Abduct 26 People in Diyala
By ZEYAD KASIM 09/04/2007 02:18 AM ET
An Iraqi soldier (L) stands by as hospital staff load into a truck the body of an alleged Al-Qaeda member killed in the restive city of Baquba, 45 kms northeast of Baghdad, 03 September 2007. In an another attack, gunmen ambushed a minibus near the restiv
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An Iraqi soldier (L) stands by as hospital staff load into a truck the body of an alleged Al-Qaeda member killed in the restive city of Baquba, 45 kms northeast of Baghdad, 03 September 2007. In an another attack, gunmen ambushed a minibus near the restiv

Security developments in Iraq on Monday, September 3, 2007:

Iraqis reported killed: 65. Iraqis reported wounded: 59.

U.S. troops reported killed: 1. U.S. troops reported wounded: 3.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 15 people shot execution-style were found in different districts of Baghdad on Monday, police said, according to Reuters and VOI. Thirteen bodies were found in west Baghdad’s Karkh sector (three in Abu Dshir, two in Amil, two in Saidiya, two in Bayya’, one in I’lam, one in Dora, one in Rasheed, and one in central Karkh) and two were found in east Baghdad’s Rusafa sector (one in Baladiyat and one in Za’faraniya). Thirteen unknown bodies had been found in Baghdad on Sunday.

BAGHDAD - At least two people were killed and three others wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in central Baghdad’s Alawi area on Monday, police said, according to Reuters and VOI.

BAGHDAD – A civilian was killed and five wounded in a truck bomb explosion near a market in the Kubaisi area of Za’faraniya, southeastern Baghdad, on Monday, the Interior Ministry said.

BAGHDAD – Four people were wounded in a mortar attack targeting the predominately Shi’ite Abu Dshir district on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

BAGHDAD – Two policemen were wounded when a mortar round hit a police station in eastern Baghdad’s Jamila district on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

BAGHDAD – A spokesman for the Iraqi Railroad Directorate said plainclothes gunmen in four vehicles stormed into the directorate building in central Baghdad and abducted two employees on Monday afternoon, according to VOI.

BAGHDAD – A U.S. soldier was killed and three wounded in a roadside bomb attack on their patrol near Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said today.

BAGHDAD – Police defused three roadside bombs planted near the main Baghdad-Kut highway at Wahda south east of Baghdad on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

MOSUL – Gunmen shot dead a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and wounded his son in a drive-by shooting in eastern Mosul on Monday, the deputy police director in Ninewa said.

MOSUL – Gunmen killed a cameraman for the Mosuliya satellite station in a drive-by shooting in eastern Mosul on Monday evening, police said, according to VOI.

MOSUL – A roadside bomb exploded near a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol in the Mithaq district of southeastern Mosul without casualties, police said.

MOSUL – Police found the body of a civilian who was abducted five days ago in western Mosul, police said, according to VOI. The victim was shot execution-style.

CHUMAN – The Iranian military resumed shelling suspected PJAK Kurdish guerilla positions inside the Iraqi border in the Kurdish autonomous region near Chuman on Monday afternoon, PUK Media reported. A Kurdish security source said large forest areas were burning as a result of the artillery bombing.

KIRKUK - Four civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a police station in central Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad) on Monday, police said, according to Reuters and VOI.

KIRKUK - Two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in central Kirkuk, police said.

KIRKUK – Gunmen killed a civilian in a drive-by shooting north of Kirkuk on Sunday evening, police said, according to McClatchy newspapers.

HAWIJA – A policeman was wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Hawija on Sunday evening, according to McClatchy newspapers.

BAIJI – A policeman was killed and another wounded when gunmen attacked their patrol in Baiji on Monday, according to McClatchy newspapers.

DUJAIL - A boy was killed and three of his brothers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their house in the predominately Shi’ite town of Dujail (90 km north of Baghdad), the Joint Iraqi-U.S. Coordination Center said, according to Reuters and VOI.

DUJAIL – About 30 suspected Islamic State of Iraq militants in 10 vehicles attacked a Shi'ite village near the town of Dujail and clashed with members of the Khazraj tribe, who inhabit the area, leaving one militant dead and four others wounded, a Tikrit police source said, according to Reuters and VOI.

TAJI - Gunmen killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded eight on Sunday when they attacked their checkpoint in the town of Taji north of Baghdad, police said, according to Reuters. BAQUBA – Suspected Islamic State of Iraq militants manning a fake checkpoint near the Hashimiyat village, west of Ba’quba, abducted 11 people from a bus on Monday, a Diyala security source said today, according to VOI. Residents said Al-Qaeda-led Islamic State of Iraq continue to operate in the villages of Hashimiyat, Hudaid and Aswad west of Ba’quba.

WAJIHIYA – Suspected Islamic State of Iraq militants manning a fake checkpoint near Wajihiya, north east of Ba’quba, stopped vehicles and abducted 15 people on Monday afternoon, a security source in Diyala told VOI.

MUQDADIYA – Iraqi police said an Iraqi force backed by U.S. troops killed 13 suspected Islamic State of Iraq militants in the Washah village north of Muqdadiya on Monday, according to VOI.

RAMADI - A suicide car bomber targeting a police station killed two policemen and wounded 13 other people, including six policemen, in the Jazeera area north of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), police said, according to Reuters and VOI.

SAQLAWIYA – Police said five suspected Islamic State of Iraq militants, including one wearing an explosive vest, were killed by U.S. fire before they attempted to attack a police station in the area on Monday morning, according to VOI.

FALLUJAH – Two policemen were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion targeting their patrol in Fallujah on Monday, police said, according to VOI.

MUSAYAB - The bodies of two people were found shot in the town of Musayab (60 km south of Baghdad) on Sunday, police said, according to Reuters.

HILLA – Unknown gunmen killed a civilian in the Nil area east of Hilla on Monday, police said.

KARBALA – Eyewitnesses said a sniper shot and wounded five people near the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala on Monday, according to Nirgal Gate.

KUFA – Deputy police commander in Kufa, Aziz Bi’aiwi, was shot dead by sniper fire in central Kufa east of Najaf on Monday, according to the Belagh News Agency.

KUT – A policeman was killed and another wounded by sniper fire in the Falahiya area south east of Kut on Sunday evening, police said, according to VOI.

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