News, March 2008
11 Iraqis Killed, According to Early March 14, 2008 News Reports
Yaqen.net reported the following news:
- One person was killed, ten were injured in a motor-bike bomb explosion in Kut.
- A US patrol was attacked by a roadside bomb in Al-Qaem.
- 3 Iraqi soldiers were killed, ten were injured in two car bombs west of Mosul.
Chieftain’s son killed, 9 relatives
detained in Wassit
Son of the Chief of al-Khazraaj tribes was killed on Friday and nine of his relatives were arrested during a raid by joint forces in north of Wassit, a police source said.
“Joint forces, backed by the (US-recruited) Awakening Council fighters, waged a security operation in al-Rdasiya villages, northwestern al-Suwiera, to hunt down suspected al-Qaeda gunmen,” the source, who preferred anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq (VOI).
“They came under fire attack, forcing them to respond, killing son of the Chief of al-Khazraaj tribes,” he added.
“Nine of his relatives were also detained,” the
source also said.
Armed attack leaves 6 casualties north
Two civilians were killed and four more were injured on Friday by unknown gunmen in north of Wassit, a police source said.
“Unidentified gunmen killed two civilians and injured four in al-Radisiya region, north of al-Suwiera,” the source, who asked for anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq (VOI).
“They are members of the displaced families who returned to their houses last week,” he noted.
“Security forces sealed off the region and
started cracking down for the attackers,” he said, adding no more
U.S. base in Baghdad comes under
Five Katyusha missiles landed on a U.S. army base in al-Dora district, southern Baghdad, on Friday, an Iraqi police source said.
"Unidentified gunmen fired five Katyusha missiles at the U.S. base of al-Saqr in al-Dora, but no information could be reached on possible casualties due to the security siege imposed by U.S. forces around its bases," the source, who did not want his identity revealed, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
"Plumes of smoke were seen rising from within
the base," the source added.
attacks border outlet west of Mosul
A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt attacked the border checkpoint of Rubaia'a, 120 km west of Mosul, on Friday but the casualties could not be known so far, a security source in the Ninewa police said.
"The U.S. forces imposed a security cordon on the area and no word yet about casualties," the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
Rubaia'a is an outlet on the Iraqi-Syrian
Twin car bombing leaves 13 casualties
Three Iraqi army
servicemen were killed and 10 others, including
civilians, wounded in two successive car bombing attacks in western
Mosul, on Friday, the official spokesman for the Ninewa operations
"Three civilian vehicles were also damaged in the explosions," the source said, not giving more details.
Mosul, the capital of Ninewa, lies 405 km north
IED goes off near U.S. convoy in
An improvised explosive device went off near a U.S. army convoy on the main street linking the southern Baghdad suburbs of al-Dora and al-Jadiriya on Friday, an Iraqi police source said.
"An IED planted by unidentified gunmen went off on Friday morning near a U.S. army convoy, setting one of the U.S. military vehicles (a Hummer, according to Yaqen.net) ablaze," the source, who did not want his name mentioned, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
The source was not able to determine whether
there were U.S. casualties due to a security cordon imposed on the
explosion scene. The U.S. army was not available for more information on
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