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March 8, 2007 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

March 8, 2007

Al Sharqiyah TV:

Security sources said that four mortar shells fell on the Baghdad International Airport, adding that there were no casualties in the attack. Speaking to Reuters, a security source said that two mortar shells landed in a vacant area. However, a mortar shell hit the seventh storey of the airport.

An explosive charge targeted an Iraqi Army patrol in Kirkuk today. The Iraqi Police said that the explosive charge went off while two Iraqi Army vehicles were travelling in Kirkuk, noting that five Iraqi soldiers, including a major, were "martyred" and that a vehicle was burnt in the attack.

The Iraqi Government has formed a committee to investigate the attack on the Badush Prison in Mosul in northern Iraq as well as the release of 140 prisoners. National Security Minister Shirwan al-Wa'ili said that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered the formation of a fact-finding committee.

A booby-trapped car driven by a suicide bomber blasted in Mosul. Security sources said that the car targeted an Iraqi Police patrol in the Al-Rifa'i neighbourhood, noting that two patrolmen were "martyred" and seven civilians were wounded in the attack.

The Iraqi Police have said that gunmen stormed two police stations in Al-Dulu'iyah Subdistrict in Balad District and controlled them. The police added that scores of gunmen stormed the two police stations, seized all weapons, and kidnapped a policeman before they fled the scene.

The Iraqi Defence Ministry announced today that Iraqi Army troops killed 11 gunmen and arrested 16 others, including four gunmen said to be affiliated with Al-Qa'idah Organization, in security operations in the eastern part of Al-Ramadi City in Al-Anbar Governorate.

A roadside bomb went off in Al-Huwayjah killing two civilians and wounding two others.

A US and Iraqi joint force killed four members it described as "terrorists" and arrested around 176 others suspected to have carried out military operations against the US Army and Iraqi security forces. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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