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December 21, 2005 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

December 21, 2005


An Iraqi police unit clashed with gunmen in the street of Al-Dawrah neighborhood in southern Baghdad this morning. A security spokesman said that a civilian was killed and two others were wounded in an exchange of fire between the two sides.

The spokesman added that a civilian was wounded as a result of an explosive charge blast that targeted a US Army patrol while it was travelling in Al-Gaylani area near Al-Rasafah this morning. No information was available on whether the patrol or its members sustained losses.

Hamid Muhammad Jawad, a director-general at the Agriculture Ministry, escaped an assassination attempt in Baghdad this morning, which led to the death of one of his guards. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said that unknown men attacked Jawad's convoy while on his way in Al-Jami'ah neighborhood to his work and wounded him. Jawad was transferred to hospital, but no information was provided on his health condition.


Caption: "A booby-trapped car explodes in Al-Iskandariyah area, south of Baghdad." - TV - Middle East, Middle East



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