News, March 2008
5 US Soldiers, 23 Iraqis Killed, Including 6 Executed by Death Squads, According to March 10, 2008 News Reports
Yaqen.net reported the following news today:
- A suicide bomber killed himself and anther person in Al-Mansour, Baghdad, in an attack on a police patrol.
- US forces attacked the city of Al-Tarimiyah with heavy artillery and launched an arrest campaign. Residents responded by a demonstration protesting the attacks and the arrest campaign.
Iraq News Agency (INA) reported the following news today:
- A Sahwa chief of Kana'an, Ba'aqouba, Thaer Ghadhban Al-Karkhi, was assassinated by a female suicide bomber. She asked to meet him then detonated her belt killing herself, the chief, his daughter, and two of his guards.
- In the southeast of Ba'aqouba, another suicide bomber killed himself, three civilians, and injured 20 people in his attack on a police patrol.
- Dr. Khaled Al-Mayahi, president of the Al-Basrah educational hospital, was found murdered one day after his kidnapping.
U.S. army says 5 servicemen
killed in Baghdad
Five U.S. soldiers were killed and four others were injured in a
roadside bomb blast in western Baghdad, the media advisor for the
Multi-National Force (MNF) in Iraq said on Monday.
British base in Basra attacked
On Saturday, the Basra police chief, Maj. General Abdul-Jalil Khalaf,
told VOI over the phone that "these attacks do not harm the British
forces because their outposts are fortified."
The British forces in the oil-rich port city of Basra, 590 km south
of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, keep 5,250 troops within the MNF in Iraq
after withdrawing 1,600 soldiers during the past months.
2nd suicide bombing in Diala leaves 23 casualties
Three civilians were killed and 20 others, including women and children, wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt near a police checkpoint in al-Muqdadiya district, 45 km southeast of Ba'aqouba, on Monday, a security source said.
The suicide bombing is the second in the province of Diala in a
matter of hours.
"The attack that targeted the house of Shaikh Thaer Taaban al-Karkhi,
the chief of the Kana'an Sahwa Council, left Karkhi, his son and
daughter and one of his bodyguards killed and two other escorts
wounded," Sheikh Sabah al-Shimari told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq –
The bodies of three civilians including a woman and her son were found in Talafar district, northern Iraq , Ninewa security source said on Sunday.
“Police forces found two bodies of a woman and her son dumped on the main road leading to Talafar district, west of Mosul”, a security source, who requested anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq-Voices of Iraq(VOI).
The source did not identify the woman and her son, but said “they
were from Talafar”.
He identified the body as “a shop owner kidnapped five days ago”.
Police forces on Monday killed two gunmen, one of them holding an
Arab passport, west of Mosul, the spokesman for the Ninewa operations
Suicide bombing leaves 12 casualties southwest of Baghdad
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday targeting an Iraqi vehicle
patrol southwest of Baghdad, killing one and injuring 11, a police
2 gunmen killed, 54 suspects
detained throughout Iraq
Iraqi Defense Ministry said on Monday that Iraqi army forces killed two gunmen and arrested 54 suspects during operations in the past 24 hours.
“Iraqi army forces shot and killed two armed men in Salah el-Din,
Kirkuk and detained 54 suspected gunmen in Baghdad, Mosul, Ramadi, Salah
el-Din, Diala, and Kirkuk,” the ministry said in a statement received by
Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq (VOI).
Bomb blast leaves 4 casualties in Baghdad
One civilian was killed
and three others injured when a bomb planted inside a vehicle went off
in northeastern Baghdad on Monday, police said.
"Security forces sealed off the area and rushed the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment," the source added.
Earlier an official security source said a force from the Iraqi army seized two missile launching pads in eastern Baghdad.
"A force from the Iraqi army's 11th Division in the al-Rasafa intersection seized two missile launching pads near Sahat al-Hamza area in al-Hubaybiya district, eastern Baghdad, on Sunday evening," Maj. General Qassem Atta, the spokesman for the Baghdad security plan Operation Fardh al-Qanoon (law imposing), told VOI.
The Iraqi and U.S. forces have been carrying out a wide-scale
security plan codenamed Fardh al-Qanoon for more than a year now with
the objective of flushing armed groups out of Baghdad and its environs.
Casualties rise in eastern Baghdad explosion
One person has been killed, while four others were wounded in an increase in casualties caused by eastern Baghdad car explosion on Monday.
A source at the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MOI), who spoke to Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI) on condition of anonymity, said, "One civilian has been killed, and four others were wounded, when a car that was parked behind Al-Habebiya Hospital exploded."
"Security forces sealed the area off immediately after the
explosion," the source added.
Car bomb leaves 35 casualties in Sulaimaniya
A suicide bomber detonated a booby-trapped car on
Monday targeting Sulaimaniya Plaza hotel, the Sulaimaniya security chief
said, while a medical source said that the explosion killed one
security guard and injured 34 persons.
For his part, Sulaimaniya hospital’s director Shiriko Abdullah said
that the hospital has received so far 34 wounded persons, including two
in critical condition.
VOI correspondent said that the explosion set a number of nearby
Iraqi police patrols found on Monday three unidentified bodies dumped in different parts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior ministry source said.
"Police patrols found three unknown corpses dumped in various parts of Baghdad," the source, who asked to remain unnamed, told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
The source added, "Two bodies were found in al-Ubeidi and al-Nahrawan
neighborhoods in Baghdad's eastern side of Rasafa, while the third body
was found in al-Baya'a neighborhood, western Baghdad."
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