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November 7, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

November 7, 2006

Al Sharqiyah Television:

An Iraqi Interior Ministry source said 10 bodies of innocent martyrs bearing signs of gunshot wounds were found during the past 24 hours in various neighbourhoods of Baghdad.

Clashes were renewed in the city of Ba'qubah, the centre of the Diyala Governorate northeast of the capital. Media sources said the confrontations erupted at an early hour despite the curfew on the governorate. They said the sound of gunshots could be heard coming from the direction of the neighbourhoods of Kathun, Al-Mafraq, and Al-Mu'allimin Neighbourhoods in the western part of the city and Al-Tahrir, Al-Mal'ab, and Al-Amin in the south and east.

Iraqi police said five gunmen were killed in two incidents at night in the Ninawa and Babil Governorates. A spokesman for the Mosul police, in the centre of the Ninawa Governorate in the north, said three gunmen were killed yesterday in the explosion of a device they were attempting to plant near the Rashan Mosque in the Al-Muthanna Neighbourhood.

A spokesman for the Al-Hillah police, in the centre of the Babil Governorate south of the capital, reported that two gunmen were killed in clashes with the police last night in the city of Al-Mahawil after an attack on the district's police centre. He did not indicate if there were casualties among the police. He said a civilian was wounded and his car was damaged, and a third gunman was arrested with a kalashnikov in his possession."

An Interior Ministry source said two gunmen attacked the civil defence centre, kidnapped four employees, and later released two of them in a neighbourhood in the southeastern part of the capital.

US forces killed two suspected gunmen and arrested two others in a raid, which the US Army said was connected to a prominent suspected Al-Qa'idah leader in Iraq near Bayji in northern Baghdad.

Al-A'zamiyah City neighbourhood has been under heavy mortar shelling as 12 mortar shells landed there until 1900 Baghdad time and resulted in the killing of more than 12 martyrs and the wounding of about 50 persons according to an initial death toll from medical sources and eyewitnesses.

A medical source in Al-Fallujah City said that a roadside bomb targeting a US Army patrol went off and resulted in the martyrdom of three civilians including a student and the wounding of eight others including three students.

Unidentified armed men assassinated a policeman in Kirkuk City, north of Baghdad.

Gunmen using light weapons attacked a British forces' base on Monday night. The attack resulted only in killing a British soldier. A British Defence Ministry source confirmed the killing of a British soldier in an attack on an army's base in Basra City, southern Iraq. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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