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May 9, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

May 9, 2006

Al Sharqiyah TV:

Armed assailants attacked an Iraqi Army post in Al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, this morning. The Iraqi Police said that the attack on the post near the iron bridge, west of Al-Fallujah, caused the martyrdom of five Iraqi soldiers and wounded three others, one of them seriously. The police explained that the attackers used RPGs, home-made bombs and automatic machine-guns in the clashes that broke out before the attackers managed to flee. A number of civilian cars were damaged as a result. Al-Fallujah had witnessed an escalation in armed attacks against the Iraqi and US forces in the past three days.

An explosive device went off while an Iraqi police patrol was passing through the centre of Ba'qubah, central city of Diyala Governorate, northeast of Baghdad, today. One of the policemen was wounded in the early morning explosion.

The body of Husayn Anwar, who was abducted by an armed group, was found in one of Diyala's orchards. Anwar was a member of the protection team guarding Diyala's health department.

An explosive device went off, targeting members of the electricity police, east of Baghdad, this morning. Iraqi police sources said that the device exploded around 1100 this morning near Al-Sha'b Bridge, causing the martyrdom of civilians and wounding four policemen who were taken to the Medical City's Hospital for treatment. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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