Thursday, August 11, 2005

todays 'last throws' 11th August

Source: ReutersBAGHDAD, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Thursday, Aug. 11, as of 1115 GMT.
U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.
THULUIYA - U.S forces killed two insurgents as they repelled a small-arms fire attack in the town of Thuluiya, 70km north of Baghdad, the U.S. army said.
Five people were arrested following the attack. There were no U.S casualties, the army said.
BAGHDAD - An Iraqi police officer was assassinated in western Baghdad's Mansour district as he was driving to work, a hospital official said.
BASRA - Iraqi army Lieutenant-Colonel Ibrahim Khalil al-Rawi was assassinated by gunmen in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, hospital officials said.
KIRKUK - The body of an Iraqi translator working for U.S forces was found in central Kirkuk after he was kidnapped by masked gunmen in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Yadgar Mohammed said.


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