#AceNewsReport – IRAQ:July.30: Suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, AP said.
The suicide bombers rammed explosives-laden Humvees into forces deployed outside of the University of Ramadi complex, according to officials.
Eight Iraqi soldiers were reportedly wounded in the bombing. Iraqi government forces recaptured the university, 5 kilometers south of Ramadi, from IS militants on Sunday.
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#AceWorldNews – IRAQ (Ramadi) – Militants have stormed a university in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, briefly taking dozens of students and staff hostage before retreating under fire.
At least two people died in the attack, but officials said security forces were now back in control of the campus.
(The militants were said to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant)
Saturday’s attack was the third major assault by insurgents in as many days following raids on Mosul in the north and the central city of Samarra.
Police said militants had infiltrated the campus in the early hours from the neighbouring al-Tasha district, blowing up a bridge to the university’s main gate.
Security personnel sealed off the campus and one Agence France-Presse reporter said special forces had led an assault.
One student, Ahmed al-Mehamdi, told the Associated Press news agency by telephone that he awoke to gunfire and saw armed men running across the campus.
The gunmen entered the dormitory and told everybody to stay in their rooms. Some students were taken to other buildings, he said, but others were trapped and “in panic”.
He said the gunmen had said they belonged to ISIS, a Sunni group which grew out of al-Qaeda’s Iraqi operation.
Later, he told AP he had managed to escape, and that “this crisis ended almost peacefully and no student was hurt as far as I know”.
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#AceWorldNews – BAGHDAD – April 07 – Iraqi Security Forces have killed 19 militants, while three others were killed in violence across the country on Monday, as unrest spreads ahead of parliamentary elections on April 30.
Iraqi police and soldiers killed 19 militants in clashes south of Baghdad as well as in the conflict hit western cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
Authorities also found the corpses of two men in different areas of Baghdad and a policeman was gunned down north of the capital.
The polls on April 30 are the first since 2010 and come amid the worst sustained period of violence since 2008.
The blood-letting is driven by a brutal Sunni-Shia Sectarian war that has already killed more than 2,400 people this year.
#AceWorldNews – At least 25 people have been killed and dozens injured in a recent waves of attacks on Friday, including two suicide bombings, in Iraq, officials said. In the first attack, an unidentified gunman rammed an explosives-laden tanker into police HQ in the village of Injana, 120 km north of the capital, Baghdad.
Nine policemen – including a battalion commander and his assistant – were killed.
The second attack happened a few hours later when a suicide bomber set off his explosive belt among mourners, killing nine people and injuring 25 more in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad.
A further three people were killed and 14 injured in back-to-back car bombings in a town of Dibis, 290 km north of the capital.
Meanwhile, gunmen peppered an army checkpoint with bullets near the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad, killing four soldiers.
#AceWorldNews says attacks in Iraq are increasing and getting ever more severe, with the latest killing seven soldiers and police Tuesday, AFP reports, citing officials.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near the provincial council headquarters in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.
Three soldiers were killed and at least four wounded. In a village west of Baiji, a town north of Baghdad, gunmen attacked a police checkpoint, killing four police and wounding three more.
The attacks came a day after violence in the country killed 35 people.