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March 1, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

March 1, 2006

Al Sharqiyah TV:

Iraqi police and medical sources have said the number of martyrs in the explosion in the Al-Jadidah area of Baghdad, in the southern part of the Iraqi capital, at midday today has risen to 26, while 68 others were wounded. Iraqi police sources said the incident targeted an Iraqi checkpoint in the area. Medical and security sources did not mention any casualties among the army or police elements.

The Iraqi police said an explosive device went off in a popular clothing market near the Al-Tahrir Square in Al-Bab al-Sharqi in the centre of Baghdad, adding that three people were martyred and seven others were wounded in the incident.

Baghdad witnessed two booby-trapped car explosions in Al-Karradah and Al-Jadidah yesterday, in addition to another explosion carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive device at a petrol station. Approximately 60 people were killed and over 100 others sustained wounds.

The Iraqi police in Kirkuk said that three of its members were killed and eight others were wounded, adding that 26 others are considered missing in an ambush south of Kirkuk on Wednesday.

In another development, two Iraqis were martyred and three others were wounded when mortar shells fell on their house in Al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad. The five are members of the same family. An Iraqi officer said that the house of the victims is close to a US military base in the area in an indication that the shells were meant to target the said unit. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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