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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Security developments in Iraq, Jan 16

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1315 GMT on Tuesday:

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near al-Mustansiriya University in eastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb followed by a second blast from a motorcycle rigged with explosives killed 15 people and wounded 70 more near a Sunni mosque in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army soldiers arrested six suspected insurgents and discovered three car bombs, four bombs and a number of weapons in the Selakh district of northern Baghdad, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb inside a car killed six people and wounded 11 in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district in eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed two policemen and two civilians and wounded 10, including three policemen, in Karrada in central Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - A total of nine bodies, including a policewoman, were found shot dead on Monday in different districts of the northern city of Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD - A sniper killed a guard of al-Sabah, a state run newspaper, in northern Baghdad, police said.

JIBILA - Gunmen entered a bus terminal and killed a driver on Monday in the town of Jibila, about 50 km (35 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - Gunmen killed three people in a drive by shooting in Mosul, police said.
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