Five Days of April in Iraq

31 March 2006

Reuters: Three Car Bombs Explode Near Baghdad Market
Three successive bombs exploded on Friday near a market in southern Baghdad, wounding at least six people, police said. Police said three car bombs exploded and were followed by another blast in the Dora district of the capital.

KUNA: Bomb Explodes Near an Oil Pipeline in Kirkuk
A bomb exploded near an oil pipeline in Kirkuk, a source said, adding that the bomb went off near the village of Jedou’a, some five kilometers south of Kirkuk.

AP: Pipeline Blown Up in Baghdad
In the outskirts of Baghdad, insurgents set off explosives underneath an oil pipeline on Friday. Crews were still fighting to put out the oil fire in the afternoon. The pipeline runs from Beiji to the Dora district in southern Baghdad, he said.

01 April 2006

Centcom: Two MND-B Soldiers Killed in Central Baghdad (confirmed)
Two Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 9 p.m. April 1 in central Baghdad. The two soldiers were conducting a dismounted patrol when the roadside bomb detonated.

02 April 2006

AFP: Two US Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Central Baghdad
“Two soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb at approximately 9 p.m. (1700 GMT) on April 1 in central Baghdad,” the military said in a statement.

AP: Insurgents Blow Up Small Shiite Mosque in Baqouba
In Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, unidentified gunmen planted explosives around the small Guba Shiite mosque and blew it up, police said. No casualties were reported. Three stores selling music CDs were also bombed.

Reuters: Bomb in Tikrit Music Shop Kills One Civilian
A civilian was killed on Saturday when a bomb exploded in front of a music shop in Tikrit, 175 km north of Baghdad.

Reuters: Three Policemen Wounded by Roadside Bomb in Baiji
Three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb hit their patrol in the oil refinery of Baiji, 180 km north of Baghdad.

KUNA: Four Iraqi Soldiers Killed in Two Blasts in Kirkuk
Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and five others wounded in the explosion of two bombs in areas located west and southwest of Kirkuk, a police source said.

03 April 2006

Reuters: Car Bomb Wounds Five Civilians in Central Baghdad
Five civilians were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a convoy of SUVs in central Baghdad, police said. The vehicles are usually used by foreign contractors.

Reuters: Car Bomb Kills Two Civilians, Wounds Six in Northeastern Baghdad
Two civilians were killed and six wounded when a car bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in northeastern Baghdad, police said.

AP: Bombings Reported in Buhriz
Bombings in Buhriz damaged several buildings, including a barber shop and grocery store, in a market district of the town, which is a former Saddam stronghold about 55 kilometres northeast of Baghdad, police said.

AFP: Roadside Bomb Kills an Iraqi Civilian Near Baqubah
Outside Baquba, on the main highway, a man was killed when a roadside bomb went off, while a man and a woman riding in a taxi were shot at by gunmen.

Reuters: Car Bomb Kills at Least 10 in Baghdad
A car bomb killed at least 10 people near a Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad on Monday, Interior Ministry sources said. The blast in the Shaab district of Baghdad also wounded at least 30 people, the sources said.

04 April 2006

KUNA: Iraqi Civilian Killed in Bomb Explosion Near Kirkuk
A senior security source told KUNA the explosion targeted a British troops’ vehicle, which resulted in the killing of a civilian. He said the British vehicle and the killed civilian’s car were also destroyed.

AP: Car Bomb Kills One, Wounds Four in Samarra
A car bomb parked near the home of a city council member in Samarra exploded as his son was leaving the house about 8 a.m., police said. The son was not harmed, but one of his security guards was killed, and four other guards were wounded.

AP: Police: Baghdad Bomb Kills Woman, Two Sons
A bomb exploded outside a Baghdad home Tuesday, killing a woman and two of her sons, ages 9 and 12, police said. The woman’s 13-year-old son was wounded in the bombing, as were two brothers of a second family, police Lt. Mazin Saied said.

MEOnline: Two Shepherds Killed by Mine
In the south of the country, in the Sahl area near the border with Saudi Arabia, two teenage shepherds were killed by an anti-personnel mine.

AP: Car Bomb Kills Ten People, Wounding 28 Others in Baghdad
A car bomb exploded Tuesday in an eastern Baghdad lot, killing at least 10 people and wounding 28 others, police said. The bomb went off in a large lot in Habibiyah, a poor, mostly Shiite area, police said. Iraqis go there to sell used cars.

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