The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Military

voanews.com

Marines in Iraq Destroy Truck Bomb Near Fallujah, Militants Kill 13 People in Baghdad


28 April 2007

The U.S. military in Iraq says U.S. fighter jets have destroyed a truck rigged with explosives near Fallujah, while Iraqi police say militants have killed at least 13 people in Baghdad.

The military says the truck bomb was discovered Friday after questioning a militant detained near Fallujah.

In Baghdad Saturday, police say gunmen opened fire on a vehicle driving through a Sunni and Shi'ite neighborhood, in southwestern Bayaa district, killing four of the seven people in the vehicle, including at least one Iraqi humanitarian worker.

Authorities say a roadside bomb in southern Zafaraniyah district exploded near a group of street cleaners, killing one person and wounding eight others.

A series of mortar rounds slammed into the al-Risala district in southern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 10 others.

And police said in a nearby Baghdad district, Saydiyah, unidentified gunmen killed five people and wounded one when the attackers opened fire on a vehicle.

Also, the U.S. military says coalition forces captured 17 suspected militants during a series of overnight raids targeting al-Qaida in Iraq.

On Friday, the U.S. military said Coalition forces in Iraq detained four suspected members of a terror cell that used sophisticated weaponry from Iran.

The military said the terror cell is known for helping smuggle weapons - including sophisticated roadside bombs - from Iran into Iraq.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list