PHOTO: Men cry as they wait to claim the body of their mother killed in Thursday's bomb attack, outside a hospital morgue in
While conducting a combat security patrol, a MND-B Soldier died and another was wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated near the Soldiers in a southern section of the Iraqi capital March 29.
Iraqi state television said Friday that U.S. air strike killed 16 people in Sadr City, a Shiite stronghold in eastern Baghdad, while the U.S. military said they raided the Shiite bastion and detained a suspected militant. Al-Iraqia, the Iraqi state-run television, reported the incident, adding 14 more people were wounded in the attack. The U.S. military did not confirmed the incident.
More than 20 people were killed and wounded when U.S. troops pounded a village east of Baghdad early on Friday, a well-informed police source said. "U.S. troops, including aircraft, pounded the village of Sha'ourah Wa Jider in an area between Baghdad and Diyala province, killing and wounding more than 20 people," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. There was no further information available about the incident,the source said. The U.S. military did not confirmed the incident.
A U.S. force raided on Friday an office of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr in al-Hurriya district, north Baghdad, killing a loyalist and a child and arresting two others, eyewitnesses said. "The U.S. force opened fire and hurled tear gas canisters inside and around the office," the witness, a local resident of al-Hurriya, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI). The child was killed while passing by near the scene of the raid, the witness added, noting U.S. troops are still taking positions around the office.
Al Azim District:
An explosive charge went off on Friday near an Iraqi army vehicle patrol in al-Azim district, north of Diala province, central Iraq, killing an Iraqi soldier and destroying a Hummer, a police source said. "An Iraqi army vehicle patrol was attacked on Friday by a roadside bomb, planted on the highway, near to al-Azim district, north of Khalis, destroying a Hummer and killing a soldier inside it," the source told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq
Police said they found 25 bodies in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday. Police said they believed the high number of killings was triggered by tensions linked to sectarian violence in nearby Tal Afar, where 155 people were killed this week in attacks.
Six mortar shells were fired on Friday at the local TV & Radio building in the city of Mosul but no casualties were reported, said an official source in the Iraqi police. "No losses took place," the Ninawa police command's operations room director Brig. Abdul-Kareem al-Juburi told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq
Radio Sawa's correspondent in
A civilian killed by unidentified gunmen in Missan province, while a former member in the dissolved Baath party was injured when a group of armed men opened fire against him in central city, a source in Missan police department said on Friday.
The forensic medicine department in Diala province received seven unidentified bodies on Friday that had been found in different areas near Baaquba city, 57 km northeast of
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