News, March 2008
US Soldier, 11 Iraqis Killed in Suicide Bombings and War Attacks, Anti-War Protests in Britain, Spain, According to Early March 16, 2008 News Reports
Yaqen.net reported the following news:
- 2 policemen were killed, three were injured in clashes with Al-Mahdi Army militiamen Al-Huawaider village, Ba'aqouba.
- A police colonel and three of his guards were killed by gunmen in Al-Qibla area, west of Basrah.
- A body of a murdered Iraqi man was found in Al-Ablah area, in Basrah.
- 2 Iraqi soldiers were killed, a third was injured, when their Hummer vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Al-Shirqat, in Salahudding Province.
- Anti-war protests were organized in London, Madrid, and various British and Spanish cities, condemning the NATO invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the siege of Gaza Strip.
Protesters called for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories.
British MP called for the trial of Tony Blair and George Brown as war criminals and called for the withdrawal of British forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.
killed in Baghdad
The U.S. army said a service member was killed
in an attack with small-arm fire in southwestern Baghdad.
The death brings the number of the U.S. troops
killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 to
3,988 according to
statistics released by the U.S. army.
Mansour blast targeted foreign security
firm's patrol – official
Sunday morning's explosive vehicle attack by a
suicide bomber targeted a
patrol of a foreign security firm working in Iraq, the Baghdad security
operations command said.
A police source earlier said the Mansour blast left one civilian killed and two others wounded.
"A car bomb went off on al-Amirat street in the Baghdad district of al-Mansour on Sunday morning, killing one civilian, injuring two others, and causing damage to civilians' property," the source told VOI.
The source did not elaborate on details of the
explosion or the target for this attack.
Car bomb explodes near Kirkuk
A car bomb exploded on Sunday morning in Hawija district, 70 km southwest of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk with no casualties reported, a police source said.
The source, who refused to reveal his name, told Aswat al-Iraq- Voices of Iraq- (VOI) "the car bomb was remotely detonated near the district's northern overhead pedestrian bridge, without casualties."
The source did not reveal more details, but said
that the explosion damaged nearby houses.
Attack targets Kurdish party office in
At least nine people were injured on Sunday in a
suicide bombing that
targeted a Kurdish party office in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a
police source said.
For his part, Khosro Curran, official in charge
of branch XIV of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, said the
attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body at the entry to a
headquarter of his party in Mosul, wounding a guard.
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