Monday, August 08, 2005

main incidents in Iraq today

or 'last throws' meets 'losing steam'

BAGHDAD, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Sunday, Aug. 8, as of 1330 GMT.
U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.
SAMAWA - Guerrillas fired rocket-propelled grenades at police in the southern town of Samawa in a second day of unrest. On Sunday, hundreds of protesters demanded the governor's resignation and better services. Police shot and killed one protester and wounded 40, police and doctors said on Sunday.
SAMARRA - The bodies of five policemen who were shot dead and thrown in a river were found in the northern town of Samarra, police said. They were on their way home for vacation when they were killed, police said.
BAGHDAD - A translator working at Baghdad's Doura power station was shot dead, said a source at Yarmouk hospital.
FALLUJA - A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. patrol in the former rebel stronghold of Falluja, west of Baghdad, Iraqi police sources said. There was no immediate confirmation of the attack from the U.S. military and no word on casualties.
KIRKUK - Two employees of the Iraqi state-owned North Oil Company were shot dead by gunmen in Fatha, 75 km (45 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

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