Reported security incidents December 27 2010
#1: An Iraqi police officer, with a major rank, has escaped an assassination attempt on Monday, when an explosive charge planted by unknown gunmen, blew off close to his house in southwest Baghdad, according to a security source. “An explosive charge blew off in front of the house of a police officer with a major rank in southwest Baghdad’s Saydiya district on Monday, wounding the officer and a civilian, and causing huge damage to the offficer’s house and his car,” the security source said.
#2: An Iraqi civilian and a security element have been injured in an attack by unknown gunmen west of Baghdad on Monday, a security source said. “A group of unknown armed men have opened machinegun fire on an Interior Ministry vehicle, wounding its driver and a civilian who was driving his car close to west Baghdad’s Yarmouk Hospital on Monday,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.Gunmen using silenced weapons wounded two police officers when they opened fire on the Interior Ministry's anti-crime department in Baghdad's west-central Yarmouk district, an Interior Ministry source said.
#1: An Iraqi Army officer has been killed and three soldiers were injured in an Improvised ExpLosive Device (IED) blast in Baaquba, the center of northeast Iraq’s Diala Province, on Sunday, according to a Diala Security source. “An IED blew off on Sunday night against an Iraqi Army vehicle on the main highway connecting Baaquba with Khalis township, 15 kms to the north of the city, killing an Army officer, with a major rank, and wounding three soldiers,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
#1: An Iraqi women has been killed and a civilian wounded in an exposive charge blast aimed at a U.S. Army patrol in Salahaddin Province on Monday, a police source said. “An explosive charge, planted on the roadside, had blown off against a U.S. Army patrol in Dujail township, 110 kms to the south of Tikrit, the center of Salahaddin Province, killing a woman and wounding a civilian,” the police sourc said.
#1: Two suicide bombers, wearing two explosive belts, have been killed by a military force belonging to Samarra city’s military operations command on Sunday, a command source said. “A military source, belonging to the said command, had killed two suicide bombers, wearing explosive belts, close to a checkpoint in Samarra’s Armoushiya area on Sunday, the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Monday. He said the suicide bombers refused to obey orders by the checkpoint’s soldiers to stop, forcing the soldiers to open fire on them, causing the explosion of their explosive belts, killing them both, away from the checkpoint.
#1: Two suicide bombers have killed at least 14 people in the Iraqi town of Ramadi, say officials and police. The attacks were the second targeting a government compound in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, this month. Reports suggest one bomber blew up a vehicle, and minutes later another detonated an explosives vest as people gathered at the scene. At least four police of those killed were police officers. At least 47 people have been wounded. "A car bomb exploded near the Anbar provincial government offices around 0930 (0630 GMT) followed about 15 minutes later by a suicide bombing," said a police spokesman, Major Rahim Zabin, according to AFP news agency.