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January 18, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

January 18, 2006

Al Jazeera reported:

Iraqi police sources have said that gunmen have kidnapped 50 new Iraqi police recruits in Al-Mashahidah area, north of Baghdad. The recruits were returning from a test at the Police Academy.

Iraqi security sources have said at least 10 Iraqis were killed in an armed attack in Baghdad. The sources said the dead were employees of a security services company and were escorting two engineers working for Iraqna Company for mobile phones, one of whom is from Malawi and the other from Madagascar.

Iraqi police sources said three policemen were killed and nine others were wounded in the blast of an explosive charge that targeted their patrol in Al-Sa'diyah area, north of Ba'qubah. They added that the incident took place in the early hours of the morning and that the wounded were moved to the Ba'qubah Public Hospital.

Meanwhile, Iraqi police sources said the kidnappers of the sister of Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr Solagh released her in Baghdad today two weeks after kidnapping her. The sources stressed that the kidnappers released the hostage without any confrontation with the Iraqi security forces. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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