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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Developments in Iraq on July 27

July 27 (Reuters) - The following are security and other developments in Iraq on Thursday as of 1300 GMT.

Asterisk denotes new or updated items.

*BAGHDAD - Gunmen opened fire on Gerogian troops manning a checkpoint near the Iraqi town of Baquba and hurt five, according to the U.S. military. An official from the office of the Georgian president said six had been injured.

*BAGHDAD - Gunmen wearing military uniforms and using military vehicles attacked a cash-in-transit vehicle and stole two Iraqi billion dinars, worth around 1.3 million dollars, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - The toll from a car bombing and mortar attacks in central Baghdad climbed to at least 27 people killed and 101 wounded, Ministry of Interior sources said.

BAGHDAD - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused of crimes against humanity was adjourned until October 16, when a verdict, which can carry the death penalty, is expected. Saddam faces a second trail, on charges of genocide against Iraq's ethnic Kurds, later next month.

NEAR TIKRIT - A roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded two more near Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police sources said.

ISHAQEE - A roadside bomb in the city of Ishaqee, 90 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, killed one civilian and wounded four others, police sources said.

KIRKUK - A policeman and an Iraqi soldier were killed after their patrols opened fire on each other near a petrol station in the town of Debes, 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Kirkuk, police sources said.

BAGHDAD - Two mortar shells hit the Dora district of southern Baghdad on Wednesday, wounding four civilians, interior ministry sources said on Thursday.

BAQUBA - A car bomb exploded in the city of Baquba 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, wounding three people, police sources said.

BAQUBA - A roadside bomb exploded beside an ambulance as it headed to Baquba hospital, killing five people and wounding four others on Wednesday, police sources said.

MOSUL - A policeman was wounded when gunmen opened fire on him in the city of Mosul 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police sources said.

KIRKUK - An army lieutenant was wounded and a soldier was killed when gunmen attacked their car in the city of Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles north of Baghdad, police sources said.
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