News, March 2008
14 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 3 Policemen Killed by US Forces, According to March 19, 2008 News Reports
Unknown gunmen killed a
cop in Basra
Unknown gunmen on Wednesday killed a policeman
in central Basra, a security source said.
Earlier, a security source said Colonel Mazen
Abdul Wahed, the director of the training department at the Basra
police, survived an assassination attempt when a bomb exploded targeting
his motorcade on the commercial street in northern Basra.
The Multi National Forces (MNF) in Iraq admitted
on Wednesday that MNF troops killed three Iraqi policemen in Al-Rashad
suburb, southwest of Kirkuk city.
U.S. army kills 3 cops in Kirkuk
Three policemen were killed and another one was
injured on Wednesday by U.S. forces south of Kirkuk, a police source
injured by roadside bomb in Baghdad
One person was killed on Wednesday and another
one was injured in a bomb explosion in central Baghdad, said a police
targets Iraqi army headquarters, wounds 14 in Mosul
At least 11 Iraqi soldiers and three civilians
were injured on Wednesday in a suicide bombing that targeted an Iraqi
army headquarters in Mosul, northern Iraq, a security source said.
members killed, injured in Babel
A woman was killed and two members of her family
were injured on Wednesday in an explosive charge explosion in northern
Babel, a police source said.
“The blast also destroyed their vehicle,” he
Female bomber kills
3, wounds 8 in Diala
At least three persons were killed and eight
others were injured on Wednesday when a female suicide bomber blew
herself up amid a popular marketplace in southeast of Baaquba, a
security source said.
Spokesman for the Sadrist bloc, Salah al-Ubeidi,
said on Wednesday in Cairo that resisting U.S. forces is the Sadrists’
goal and they will never abandon it, asserting that Shi'i leader Muqtada
al-Sadr always emphasizes on this issue.
Last Saturday, Shi'i and Sunni clerics wrapped up their two-day meeting in Cairo, where they talked proposals and suggestions to batch up differences and smooth out the political and sectarian tension to reach a consensus.
Regarding the U.S.-Iranian conflict, the Sadrist spokesman said “the conflict between them erupted before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 and the mistrust between the two sides negatively affect Iraq.”
He said he met with some clerics in Cairo to put
an end to the sectarian crisis in Iraq.
Mahdi Army is the military arm of the Sadrist bloc, or Iraqis loyal to Sadr. In August 2007, Sadr announced a unilateral freeze on all military operations by his army, including those against U.S. and allied forces, for six months "for restructuring purposes."
Last month Sadrist officials in Baghdad and Karbala said Sadr extended the freeze on the militia's activities for six months.
Concerning the absence of Muqtada al-Sadr, the spokesman said that he did not withdraw from the political arena, but he is in daily direct contact with the committees supervising al-Sadr office in Najaf and in other province.
“He still the leader if al-Mahdi army and the responsible for al-Sadr offices throughout Iraq,” he added.
Regarding the place, where the Shiite leader exists, al-Ubeidi said “everyone asks for an answer for that question, but I’m not authorized to answer it.”
The Sadrist bloc, which held 30 out of a total
275 seats in the Iraqi parliament, is a Shiite Islamist religious
political party in Iraq. It is named after its leader Muqtada al-Sadr.
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