IRAQ: Reported security incidents 1st January 2011

January 2, 2011 at 12:47 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

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Baghdad:

#1: An officer of Baghdad’s Rusafa Police has been killed with his driver by a group of unknown gunmen, using silencer guns in central Baghdad on Saturday, according to a security source. “A group of armed men, using silencer guns, have killed Colonel Ihsan Ali from Baghdad’s Rusafa Police and his driver on Mohammed al-Qassim highway, close to the Iraqi Finance Ministry in central Baghdad,” he told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, giving no further details.

Diyala Prv:

#1: A roadside bomb planted inside the house of a local official killed his wife and wounded him seriously when it went off in western Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.

Tal Afar:

#1: “A soldier of the Iraqi Army’s 3rd Division, has died due to wounds he suffered in an armed attack on his patrol in Talaafar town, 60 kms to the north of Mosul, the center of Ninewa Province,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. A Ninewa police official had informed Aswat al-Iraq news agency last Monday that a soldier had been killed and another solder was seriously injured in an armed attack on an Army patrol in Hay al-Salam district, north of Talaafar.

Al Anbar Prv:
#1: An Iraqi soldier was killed and three others wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a checkpoint in eastern al-Falluja city on Friday, a security source said. “Unidentified gunmen waged an armed attack on an Iraqi army checkpoint in the area of Dhira’a Dijla, al-Karma district, eastern Falluja, leaving one soldier killed and three others wounded,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#2: Two Iraqi military camps have become target for two mortar shells east of Falluja, the largest city in west Iraq’s Anbar Province on Saturday, one of them felll on a police center east of the city, causing material damage only, a security source said. “A mortar shell fell on Saturday morning on a headquarter of an emergency battalion in Garma village east of Falluja city, whilst another mortar shell fell on a police center in Albu-Jassim area, east of the city too,” he added.

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