HOME About Blog Contact Hotel Links Donations Registration
NEWS & COMMENTARY 2008 SPEAKERS 2007 2006 2005

Friday, April 28, 2006

Developments in Iraq on April 28

April 28 (Reuters) - Following are security and political developments in Iraq on Friday as of 1400 GMT.

Iraq is forming a new government of national unity to combat a mostly Sunni Arab insurgency. Sectarian tensions are running high after the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine in Samarra in February, which unleashed a wave of reprisal attacks.

Asterisk denotes a new or updated item.

*NEAR KIRKUK - One civilian was wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a police convoy exploded on a road 5 km (3 miles) south of Kirkuk, the oil centre 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

*KIRKUK - U.S. and Iraqi forces detained four suspected militants on Thursday, the joint military coordination centre said on Friday.

SAMARRA - An Iraqi security source said Hammadi al-Takhi, a wanted senior al Qaeda in Iraq member, was killed in an operation by the U.S. and Iraqi armies in Nahr al-Rusafi area, northeast of Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad.

SALAHADDIN - A source at the national security agency said Abdul Qadir Makhool, suspected of being a senior al Qaeda leader in Iraq, was detained on Thursday night by Iraqi soldiers 20 km (12 miles) north of Samarra.

FALLUJA - Three policemen were killed when a roadside bomb hit their patrol near a bridge in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.

DIYALA - Nine people were killed, including seven Iraqi army soldiers, and 18 people were wounded, including 10 Iraqi army soldiers and four policemen, on Thursday in a series of attacks on police and Iraqi army checkpoints in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

They said the Iraqi security forces killed 21 insurgents and detained 43 others.

NEAR BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed on Thursday when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.

NEAR NAJAF - Iraqi army and coalition soldiers killed a suspected assassin and bombmaker when he shot at them near Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.


*NAJAF - Adel Abdul Mahdi, an Iraqi vice president, warned the United States against attacking Iran, a regional Shi'ite power with close ties to Shi'ites leading the Baghdad government.

Web IntelligenceSummit.org
Webmasters: Intelligence, Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism WebRing
Copyright © IHEC 2008. All rights reserved.       E-mail info@IntelligenceSummit.org