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May 6-7, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

May 6-7, 2006

Kuwaiti news agency, May 6:

An Iraqi police source told Kuna two children were killed when a mortar shell fell in a residential area in the capital, Baghdad, this morning. Four other civilians were injured and taken to hospital, the source added.

Iraqi police also announced the discovery of six so far unidentified bodies in the southern and western parts of Baghdad. All bodies, it is reported, showed signs of torture and had the hands bound. It appeared the six victims were shot dead.

Another police report said three policemen were kidnapped in Baghdad and a source told Kuna the three were abducted by unknown militants in Jibla town, southern Baghdad, on their way to work in a taxi cab.

Al-Sharqiyah, May 7:

In Al-Sulaykh area, east of Al-A'zamiyah, a suicide bomber driving a booby-trapped car blew himself up near the Al-Nida mosque. The death toll of the explosion is not yet known because of the security cordon clamped by the Iraqi and US troops.

A booby-trapped car went off near the Karbala Governorate building, southwest of Baghdad, today. The Iraqi Police said that the explosion, which took place on one of the roads near the governorate's building, resulted in the martyrdom of 21 persons and wounding of 52 others according to an initial death toll. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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