News, March 2008
59 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Anti-Ahmadinejad's Visit in Diala, Salahudding, Al-Anbar Provinces, According to March 3, 2008 News Reports
Yaqen.net reported the following news today:
- Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated against the visit of Ahmadinejad to occupied Iraq. Posters of demonstrators blamed Iran for the killing of Iraqis on the hands of the sectarian death squads. There were protests in Al-Adhamiya, Fallouja, Samarra, Kirkuk, and in many towns of Diala, Al-Anbar and Salahuddin provinces.
Unknown gunmen kill cop in Wassit
A policeman working as a bodyguard for top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani's
representative in al-Nuaamaniya district was killed on Monday northwest
of Kut, a police source said.
The toll from a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Monday rose to
nine deaths and 16
injuries, a security spokesman said.
British missiles kill 2, wound 4
A woman and a girl child were killed and four children others wounded
when two British missiles fell on a residential area in western Basra,
an official security source said on Monday.
The source did not reveal the source of the indirect fire.
22 gunmen killed or captured in security raid in Diala
A joint Iraqi army-police force killed 10 gunmen and captured 12 others suspected of links to al-Qaeda in a security raid on 20 villages in Diala as part of Operation Foxhunt, in effect for 48 hours now, a security official said on Monday.
"Forces from the Iraqi army's 5th Division and policemen killed 10
gunmen and arrested 12 others within a security crackdown that started
on Saturday in 20 villages overlooking the river Diala, in the direction
of the Kana'an-Nahrawan road, south of Baaquba city, considered to be
one of the key strongholds of al-Qaeda," the commander of Diala
operations, Maj. General Abdul-Kareem al-Rubaie, told Aswat al-Iraq –
Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
"The Diala operations command managed to clean the main road that
links Kanaan district of Ba'aqouba to al-Nahrawan city in the direction
of Baghdad," Rubaie added.
Car bomb kills 2 policemen,
wounds 4 in Shurqat
Two policemen were killed and four others, including two civilians,
wounded in a car bomb attack near a police station in al-Shurqat
district, 80 km south of Mosul, a police source said on Monday.
"The blast left two policemen killed and four others, including two
civilians, one of them a child, wounded," the source added.
inspector general, 3 escorts killed in Basra
Unidentified gunmen killed the inspector general of al-Nassiriya
province and three policemen escorting him in central Basra on Monday, a
security source said.
The source did not say why Feleih and his escorts were in Basra.
Truck bomb attack leaves 16 casualties in Samarra
Seven civilians were
killed and nine others, including women and children, wounded in a truck
bomb attack in western Samarra, 120 km north of Baghdad, a police source
said on Monday.
At Least 24 People Killed, Dozens
Injured in 2 Baghdad Suicide Bombings
Mar 3, 2008, 11:19 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) --
At least 24 people were killed and dozens were wounded Monday when two suicide car bombs exploded in different parts of Baghdad, police said.
Neither of the attacks took place in the areas of the sprawling city where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was visiting.
Also Monday, the U.S. military reported finding a grave with 14 bodies, believed to be members of the Iraqi security forces executed by al-Qaida in Iraq.
In Baghdad's deadliest attack, a suicide car bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 43 in central Baghdad's Bab al-Mu'adham neighborhood on the eastern bank of the Tigris. Associated Press Television News footage showed a 6.5-foot crater blown into the street by the explosion, which destroyed numerous cars and trucks and littered the area with shrapnel and debris.
The figures provided by police and hospital officials differed significantly from those given by the U.S. military, which reported that nine people had died and seven were wounded from what it described as bomb in a vehicle. It was not immediately clear why the numbers were so different.
The bomber apparently was targeting a checkpoint manned by a neighborhood protection group. One police officer was among those killed and four were among the wounded.
There were initial reports that the bomb had been in a parked car, but Iraqi police later said it was a suicide attack.
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