Friday, October 28, 2005

Last Throws in Iraq : October 27th

Oct 27 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Thursday, Oct. 27, as of 1245 GMT.

NAHRAWAN - At least 21 Shi'ite militia fighters and two policemen were killed when they clashed with Sunni insurgents in Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

Another five police and 12 members of the Shi'ite Mehdi Army were wounded in the gunbattle which erupted after they sought to rescue a Mehdi Army member who was being held hostage, the official said.

BAQUBA - One policeman was killed and five others wounded when clashes broke out between insurgents and Iraqi police in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAQUBA - One policeman was found shot dead in his car south of Baquba, police said.

KIRKUK - One policeman from an elite unit was killed and two wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said.

HAWIJA - Two policemen were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a police patrol in Hawija, 70 km (43.50 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.

HAWIJA - The head of the Hawija city council escaped death when gunmen attacked him near Hawija, police said. He is seriously wounded in a hospital.

BALAD - One U.S. soldier was killed and four wounded when their patrol was hit by a roadside bomb and came under small arms fire on Wednesday near Balad, north of Baghdad, the military said.

BAGHDAD - A police major was killed by gunmen in the southern district of the capital, police said.

KIRKUK - A police colonel was killed by gunmen in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said. He had previously been reported as wounded.

BAGHDAD - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit their convoy in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - A car bomb hit a U.S. patrol of Humvee armoured vehicles in Baghdad early on Thursday, killing one civilian and wounding four, police and witnesses said.


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