Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Todays last throws in Iraq : Ocotber 12th

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Wednesday, Oct. 12, as of 1200 GMT.

MOSUL - At least 30 people were killed and 35 wounded when a suicide bomber strapped with explosives blew himself up in a crowd of Iraqi military recruits at an army base in the northern town of Tal Afar, police said.

BALAD - Two U.S soldiers were killed and one wounded when their vehicle rolled over while conducting a combat logistics patrol near Balad, 90 km (55 miles) north of Baghdad, the U.S military said in a statement.

BAQUBA - Seven Iraqi soldiers and two civilians were wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi checkpoint in Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK - A major pipeline for transferring crude oil from Kirkuk wells to the oil refinery at Baiji was set on fire when a bomb planted under the pipeline exploded in Fatha, 95 km (59 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, an official at the North Oil Company said.

BAGHDAD - The minister of state for the provinces, Saad Nife al-Herdan, escaped death when his convoy was struck by a suicide car bomber in southwestern Baghdad, police said. Four bodyguards and three civilians were wounded in the incident.

TIKRIT - Gunmen on Tuesday killed Hikmet Mumtaz al-Baz, the sheikh of the Albu Baz tribe, in Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, local authorities said.

TIKRIT - U.S. forces shot dead Umran Hamed, a lecturer at Tikrit University, in Duuz, about 100 km (60 miles) north of Tikrit, local authorities said.

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