الأحد، 8 مايو، 2011

War News for Saturday, April 07, 2011


Reported security incidents

Baghdad:
#1: A cameraman working for the Iraqi interior ministry was shot dead southwest of Baghdad on Friday, a security source said. “Jassim Fakhri was shot down when unidentified gunmen opened their silencer gun fire on a vehicle he was driving at al-Dora al-Sayiddiya intersection, southwest of Baghdad,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#2: Five civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off northeast of Baghdad on Friday, a local security source said. “A roadside IED went off near al-Shohadaa Shiite mosque in Ur neighborhood, northeast of Baghdad, leaving five persons wounded,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#3: “An explosive charge, stuck to a civilian car, blew off late Friday night, in southern Baghdad’s Saydiya district, wounding 3 civilians and causing damage to a number of nearby shops,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#4: He said that another explosive charge, planted on the roadside in Sab’e al-bour area, northwest of Baghdad, also on Friday night, targeted against al-Sahwa patrols, wounding 12 persons, including 8 al-Sahwa elements, and causing damage for a number of civilian cars.

#5: Three Iraqi policemen have been injured, when trying to dismantle an explosive charge, stuck to a cop’s car in the Mechanics District, of southern Baghdad’s Daura area on Saturday, a security source said.

#6: Gunmen in a speeding car, using silenced weapons, killed a policeman in Baghdad's central Karrada district late on Friday, an Interior Ministry source said.

#7: The driver of Iraq’s President advisor was seriously wounded due to a shooting using muted weapons as he was passing in Al Alawi region, central Baghdad, a source told Alsumaria.


Diwaniya:
#1: Three Katusha rockets fell close to the U.S. Army Camp Echo, west of southern Iraq’s Diwaniya city on Friday, but losses were not known, an Iraqi military source said. “The U.S. Echo Camp, 3 km to the west of Diwaniya city had been target for 3 Katusha rocket attacks,” the military source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, adding that the losses were not known.


Babil Prv:
#1: Anti-explosives unit force thwarted a car bombing near Babel’s Rescue Police directorate in Babel Province. A bomb exploded inside a garbage can near the police directorate. Major crimes director general Major Raafat Al Salami told Alsumarianews that the explosion damaged two cars without causing any casualties.


Mosul:
#1: In Nineveh, unknown gunmen killed a civilian on Friday in Al Nahrawan District, western Mosul.


Al Anbar Prv:
#1: A beheaded body was found on Friday by policemen in north of Falluja, a police source said. “A police patrol found in al-Sajr region, north of Falluja, a bullet-riddled beheaded body in north of Falluja,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.



Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: Gunmen launched at attack Saturday on the compound of the governor of Kandahar province - a former Taliban stronghold where international and Afghan forces are trying to establish security and government. An Associated Press reporter near the compound in Kandahar city, the provincial capital, said the gunfire started shortly after midday. The shooting was focused at the back of the compound, near the governor's residence. At least two larger blasts were also heard. There were no immediate reports of casualties and it's not clear if the assailants had managed to enter the compound. As the fighting continued, police blocked journalists from getting close to the site of the violence.

Taliban militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades on Saturday attacked the office of the governor of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, with casualties reported. “Small-arms fire is still going on. Two RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) have been fired onto the building so far. The northern and eastern sides of the compound are under direct attack,” provincial spokesman Zalmay Ayubi told AFP. He added: “We have reports of people injured, but no word on fatal casualties so far.” The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

#2: Forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have killed a civilian in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar. The US-led soldiers killed the Afghan civilian and took two others away with them in an operation on Saturday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

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