- Title: IRAQ: SUICIDE BOMBER STRIKES POLICE PATROL
- Date: 11th August 2005
- Summary: (BN10) BAIJI, IRAQ (AUGUST 10, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. MV GROUP OF TEENAGE BOYS HOLDING UP U.S. SOLDIERS' BELONGINGS; MV BAG OF U.S. SOLDIER BEING CARRIED BY ONE OF THE BOYS / SCU NAME OF A U.S. SOLDIER WRITTEN ON IT (2 SHOTS) 0.13 2. SCU MAN HOLDING UP GLOVE; GROUP OF TEENAGE BOYS NEAR CRATER HOLDING U.S. SOLDIERS BELONGINGS; SCU U.S. BELONGINGS ON THE FLOOR / BOYS DISPLAYING AND TRAMPLING ON THEM (4 SHOTS) 0.49 3. MV CRATER IN GROUND/ PEOPLE GATHERING AROUND 0.55 (BN10) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AUGUST 10, 2005) (REUTERS) 4. AV U.S. HELICOPTER FLYING OVERHEAD; SLV DAMAGED CARS AT SCENE WHERE CAR BOMB EXPLODED NEAR IRAQI POLICE PATROL; SLV U.S. SOLDIER NEAR SITE OF BLAST 6. SLV SITE OF BLAST/ PAN TO POLICE AT SCENE; MV DAMAGED CIVILIAN CARS 7. SLV POLICE VEHICLES BEING TOWED AWAY 1.39 8. MV WOUNDED MAN ON STRETCHER BEING TAKEN TO HOSPITAL; MV WOMAN CRYING AND BEATING FACE; MV WOUNDED MAN ON STRETCHER (3 SHOTS) 2.10 9. MV MEDICS GIVING MEDICAL CARE TO WOUNDED MAN; SLV WOUNDED IN BEDS INSIDE HOSPITAL 10. MV PEOPLE AND POLICE NEAR ONE OF THE BEDS IN HOSPITAL; MV WOMAN CRYING/ WOMEN CONSOLING HER 2.41 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 26th August 2005 13:00
- Location: BAIJI AND BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA1MIS9V6FW1BLMRMHQ5S9N7KD5
- Story Text: Suicide bomber strikes police patrol in western
Four U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded late
on Tuesday (August 9, 2005) in an attack on a patrol near the
northern oil town of Baiji, 180 km (115 miles) north of
Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday
Police said two Humvee patrol vehicles and a larger
armoured vehicle were wrecked in the attack.
They were surrounded by U.S. troops after the incident.
The U.S. military said the attack happened at 11:30
p.m. (1930 GMT) on Tuesday. It gave no details of what kind
of weapons were used. But there has been a series of big
roadside bomb attacks on U.S. patrols in recent weeks that
have destroyed armoured vehicles and cost many lives.
Last week, 14 Marines were killed when a landmine
caused an amphibious armoured vehicle to flip near Haditha,
west of Baghdad. It was the deadliest such incident of the
In the Ghazaliya district of western Baghdad on
Wednesday (August 10), a suicide bomber killed six people
and wounded 14 when he drove a car at a police patrol,
police and Interior Ministry sources said.
Two of the dead and two of the wounded were policemen
and the remaining casualties were civilians, they added.
Iraq's U.S.-backed government is hoping that a
political process which began with elections in January
will defuse the insurgency, a loose alliance of foreign
Muslim militants and Saddam Hussein loyalists, that shows
no signs of weakening.
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