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December 6, 2005 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

December 6, 2005


An armed group attacked the premises of one of the interior ministry's rapid intervention units in Al-Tahrir neighbourhood in downtown Ba'qubah, center of the Governorate of Diyala, situated northeast of Baghdad. Al Sharqiyah correspondent in the city has said that two explosive devices went off when reinforcements arrived at the unit's premises, one of which wounded the commander of Al-Walid Regiment.

Meanwhile, unknown persons assassinated Fadil Abdallah of the 9th Division of the Iraqi Army in the Al-Hadid area, west of Ba'qubah, while he was heading home in the sub-district of Baladruz.

In another development, unknown gunmen assassinated yesterday Ammar Kamil, director of an office for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq [IECI] and wounded another two IECI members in the area of Hibhib.

The death toll of the attack two female suicide bombers carried out at the Iraqi Police Academy in central Baghdad today has risen to 38 martyrs, with 67 others wounded.

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up near the police academy lecture rooms this afternoon, killing or wounding US, foreign, and Arab instructors, who were rushed to the Bin-Sina Hospital inside the Green Zone by US rescue helicopters.

Reuters cited a US army statement as saying that two female attackers wearing two explosive belts entered a lecture room at the academy and blew themselves up among the students. The statement added that the US forces, which were not at the academy at the time of the explosion, came to help the Iraqi police forces.

The Iraqi police said on Tuesday [December 6] that they had found 20 dead bodies dumped in two different locations in western Iraq. The police indicated that they found 11 dead bodies of men in civilian clothes dumped on the main road connecting Baghdad with the Jordanian border near the city of Al-Rutbah, which is affiliated with the Al-Anbar Governorate. The police explained that the bodies were tied and that the victims were apparently killed three days ago [December 3]. The dead have not been identified.

The police added that the bodies of nine civilians were found on the side of a road near the city of Al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on Monday [December 5]. The bodies were riddled with bullets.


In a video recording, a copy of which has been obtained by Al Jazeera, the Islamic Army in Iraq has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a person whom the group described as a US security adviser for the Iraqi Ministry of Housing and Construction, whose name is (Ronald Alan Shultz). The group gave Washington 48 hours to implement its demand - an immediate release of all detainees from prisons and compensating the families of Al-Anbar Governorate for all the losses they have sustained. Otherwise, the group would kill him. Al Jazeera has not been able to confirm the authenticity of the recording from an independent source. - TV - Middle East, Middle East



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