Updated at 12:40 a.m. EST, Feb. 25, 2007
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said
today that approximately 400 militants have been killed since the beginning
of a security crackdown ten days ago. Several
dozen more were killed today at a base north of the capital. Another
110 Iraqis were confirmed killed or found dead and 133 wounded in various
incidents around Iraq.
Iraqi troops reported killing
an unspecified number of gunmen at a base north of Baghdad in Mashahda;
the Iraqi troops had U.S. air support. Among the known dead
are six children and their father, two children were injured. U.S. forces
12 suspected al-Qaeda members captured in several raids. At least 400 militants
have been killed during a security crackdown and another 400 arrested, said
the Iraqi prime minister. Mortars and rockets fell on Coalition bases in Fallujah
and Basra; no
casualties were reported in either incident.
A truck bomb in Habbaniyah killed
40 people and 64 more were injured. The attack occurred just as worshippers
were leaving the mosque.
In Baghdad, numerous
explosions were heard; a spokesmen for Iraqi forces said the explosions
were part of a military operation. A bomb on a mini-bus killed
four and wounded eight in the Karrada district. Near a bus station in al-Alawi
neighborhood, a car bomb killed
five and wounded ten. A separate car bomb in the Jamia neighborhood killed
two and wounded four more; the explosion followed clashes between Coalition
forces and gunmen. A suicide car bomb killed
wounded at least one other near the Iraqi president’s home in Jadriya.
Also in the capital, ten
people were wounded when mortars fell in the Abu Dhshir area. A rocket killed
two family members and wounded three more at a home in the Adil neighborhood.
In the al-Soala neighborhood, katyusha rockets killed
10 people and wounded 25 others and in the Amil district mortars killed
three and wounded four more. Near the Baghdad airport, gunmen stormed an
Iraqi police checkpoint; eight
policemen and two gunmen were killed, two policemen were wounded. Also,
bodies were discovered scattered around Baghdad.
The owner of the Al Araf newspaper, Samir
Menshed Shaheen, was shot dead in Kirkuk. A roadside bomb killed
no one, and police defused three more and detained two men.
a Kut police officer and his 12-year-old son in front of their home.
civilians were shot dead in Mosul.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis