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May 15, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

May 15, 2006

Al Sharqiyah TV:

A British army base in Al-Amarah, southern Iraq, has come under mortar shell attack. Four soldiers were wounded in the attack. Captain Kelly Goodall said that 30 to 40 mortar shells fell before dawn today on the Abu-Naji camp.

Unidentified armed men laid an ambush for eight teachers, killed four of them, and forced the others to return to their homes in northeastern Baghdad this morning.

In Diyala Governorate, armed men stopped a bus transporting teachers to Sabah Primary School, near the town of Balad Ruz, east of Ba'qubah, in the centre of the governorate, forced four of them out of the bus and shot them dead.

Unidentified gunmen travelling in a civilian vehicle opened fire on citizens at a blacksmiths shop in Al-Miqdadiyah, northeast of Ba'qubah. This resulted in the martyrdom of three citizens and the wounding of three others. Furthermore, a policeman was martyred when unknown gunmen attacked him near his house in the Al-Asri district.

Two explosive charges went off in Bayji District in Salah al-Din Governorate. The explosion claimed the lives of three civilians and wounded another. Police sources said that a student of the Oil Institute was martyred as he was driving to the institute when an explosive charge went off. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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