Today’s Iraqi jihad update, “Insurgents Leave 15 Dead in a Series of Attacks in Iraq,” from the New Duranty Times, :
BAGHDAD, Iraq, – Sunni-led insurgents renewed their bloody
attacks across Baghdad and outside the capital today, leaving at least 15 people dead and a number wounded, including three children.
A roadside bomb in a southwest district of Baghdad aimed at Iraqi soldiers in a passing convoy killed two civilians and wounded four, a police official said. Another Iraqi Army unit was attacked by a roadside bomb in Khan Bani Saad, about six miles northeast of the capital, killing four soldiers, the police said.
In central Baghdad, a mortar fell on the College of Engineering, killing two students and wounding 12 others, an Interior Ministry police official said.
Armed men also opened fire on an Iraqi National Guard patrol, killing two civilians and wounding three people, one of them a guardsman and the others civilians, the official said.
An officer in the Ministry of Defense was attacked “by a large terrorist group” in southern Baghdad this morning, the ministry said in a statement, but apparently escaped injury. Escort guards opened fire, killing four of the attackers and capturing a large amount of weapons and ammunition, the statement said.
South of Baghdad, in the town of Al Muwelha, armed men attacked a
preliminary school as students were taking an examination. Two teachers were killed and many were wounded, a Babylon provincial police official said. It is believed that the same group opened fire on local shops, leaving at least one man dead, the official said.
In Sadat al Hindiya, also south of the capital, a police officer and his wife were killed by an unidentified armed group and their three children were badly wounded, the Babylon police official said.
Today’s attacks followed the discovery of the bodies of 46 people who had been killed. In addition, two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a town courthouse just north of Baghdad, killing five other people and narrowly missing a regional governor…