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News, January 2011
Director of Iraqi Police in the City of Hit Assassinated, Curfew Imposed
Sunday, 09 January 2011 00:02
Two people were killed and another wounded in a blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) emplaced inside a vehicle in southern al-Nasseriya city on Friday.
According to security sources the charge went off inside a vehicle owned by a former member of (Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr’s) Mahdi Army, used in carrying IEDs. The vehicle was parked in the garage of his house in al-Sikak neighborhood, southern Nasseriya, leaving him and his brother killed and another man wounded and causing severe damage to the house.
Security forces cordoned off the explosion area and launched a probe into the incident.
HEYET Net - Agencies
Monday, 10 January 2011 11:30
A colonel in the government intelligence service was seriously injured following an armed attack by unidentified gunmen when they opened fire in southwest of the capital Baghdad.The government security source said that: "The intelligence officer colonel working in the information and national investigations agency whose name was not disclosed has been seriously injured after being attacked by an armed group in al Bayaa area, south west of Baghdad."
The source pointed out that the gunmen attacked to Colonel with silenced weapons seriously injuring him and were able to flee to an unknown destination.
Colonel was transfered to a nearby hospital for treatmen twhile security forces cordoned off the scene and conducted a search for the gunmen who carried out the operation, but they were unable to arrest them.
Monday, 10 January 2011 11:12
Mujahideen factions of the Iraqi resistance targetede so-called Green Zone, heavily fortified region, with three Katyusha missiles on Saturday evening in central Baghdad.
According to a government security source : "Three Katyusha rockets felt on Saturday night, inside the Green Zone in central Baghdad, without the knowledge of the losses resulting from the attack."
The source added that the voice of sirens from the Green Zone were heard, while helicopters were flying over the area. It is worth mentioning that the bombardment of so-called Green Zone continues almost daily by the factions of the Iraqi resistance.
Sunday, 09 January 2011 00:09
Two Iraqi soldiers and a woman were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near their private vehicle south of Mosul city on Friday.
According to local security sources the IED went off near the private vehicle of two Iraqi soldiers and a woman in Kunaytera village, Hammam al-Aleel district, south of Mosul, leaving them wounded.
HEYET Net - Agencies
West Iraq Hit city police impose curfew after its director’s assassination
January 10, 2011 - 11:23:43
ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq:
The police in west Iraq Hit city’s police have imposed a general curfew on the city on Monday, after the assassination of its Police Director, Lt. Brigadier Mohammed Faisal early in the day, a police source said.
“Hit city’s police have imposed a general curfew on all vehicles and persons, with fortifying security measures, following the assassination of its Police Director, Lt. Brig. Mohammed Faisal, in an explosive device blast at the center of the city early on Monday,” he said.
He added that Hit Hospital, where the guards, who accompanied the assassinated police director, were kept for treatment, had witnessed severe inspection measures, to avoid any attempt to attack the wounded policemen.
Hit city’s Police Director, Mohammed Faisal, had been assassinated in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast against his motorcade in Hit city center, along with wounding of four of his guards, according to an Anbar police source early in the day.
Hit city is 63 kms to the west of Ramadi, the center of Anbar Province, 110 kms to the west of Baghdad.
AD (A) / SKH
West Iraq Hit city’s Police Director assassinated
January 10, 2011 - 10:05:27
ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq:
The Director of west Iraq’s Hit City, Lt. Brigadier Mohammed Faisal, has been assassinated in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on his motorcade at the centre of the city, killing and wounding four of his guards on Monday, an Anbar police command’s source said.
“An IED blew up against the motorcade of Hit city’s Police Director, Lt. Brigadier Mohammed Faisal, killing and wounding four of his guards, two of them in a serious condition and were driven to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Hit, 63 kms to the west of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, that is 110 kms to the west of Baghdad.
AD (A) / SKH/SR
Two explosive charges blow up close to doctor’s house in central Baghdad
January 10, 2011 - 10:06:05
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq:
Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have blown up close to a doctor’s house in central Baghdad’s Karrada district early on Monday, wounding several citizens, an eyewitness said.
“An IED blew up in a car, parked in front of the house of a doctor and his doctor-wife, in central Baghdad’s Karrada district early on Monday, wounding a number of citizens,” they said, adding that the police had closed the area of the blast and began invistigation, giving no further details.
SK (A) / SKH/SR
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