Tuesday, July 25, 2006

News From Iraq

-Gunmen set fire to food ration stores run by the Ministry of Trade in Mosul, police said. DETAILS

-After coming under sniper fire two times last weekend and engaging in a 25-minute firefight with Iraqi insurgents, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brian M. Henner walked away with just a dent in his helmet. DETAILS

- A Cedarburg, Wisc family is in mourning after learning their son was killed in Iraq. Stephen Castner says his son -- 27-year-old Steve Castner -- died only days after being sent to the Middle East. DETAILS

-Six police and eight civilians have been killed in a series of attacks in and around Baghdad, police said. DETAILS

-The bodies of five people were found shot dead and blindfolded on Monday night in a village near Baquba, after being abducted hours earlier, police said. DETAILS

-Gunmen killed a police officer while he headed to work in the town of Ishaqi, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, the Joint Iraqi-U.S. Coordination centre said. DETAILS

-Politics is a deadly business in Iraq, with public figures in constant fear of assassination or kidnap, but self-defence measures backfired on one member of parliament on Tuesday. Police reported a Sunni Arab lawmaker from northern Nineveh province had been wounded in an attack. DETAILS

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