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March 31, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

March 31, 2006

Al Sharqiyah TV:

US-Iraqi forces imposed a siege on Al-Amiriyah in western Baghdad early this morning following clashes between citizens and armed groups that attacked Al-Tikriti Mosque after midnight yesterday.

Two US soldiers were killed in an explosive charge blast that targeted their patrol in central Baghdad, while a third was killed earlier in Kirkuk.

Unidentified gunmen today assassinated a tribal leader from the Zawba Tribe, west of Baghdad. The Association of Muslim Scholars said in a statement that gunmen using a Prince car in Al-Dulu'yah al-Gharbiyah this morning attacked Shaykh Zawba Ni'mah Awdah Shukr, a tribal leader in the Zawba Tribe, killing him in front of his house.

One civilian was killed when a bomb went off in front of a music shop in Tikrit, north of the capital. In the Salah-al-Din Governorate, three policemen were wounded when a bomb went off as their patrol passed by near the Bayji Oil Refinery.

An Iraqi police statement said that US troops killed two farmers in Sab in Al-Riyadh neighbourhood, southwestern Kirkuk while a US Army statement said that four gunmen were killed and another wounded yesterday after two attacks were mounted against Iraqi and US forces near Balad.

A medical source said that five civilians, including three children, were martyred in clashes between the US forces and gunmen in Al-Ramadi.

Two explosive charges in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, today missed a US patrol and hit an Iraqi police officer. A police source in the city said that the first explosion took place early this morning when a US force patrol passed by near the Kirkuk oil refineries. The source added that the attack did not lead to casualties in the ranks of the US patrol. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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