Wednesday, March 22, 2006

50 Terrorist Insurgents Captured

US and Iraqi forces foiled a terrorist attack on a police station today very similar to one yesterday in which 30 captured terrorists were freed. From the Associated Press:
U.S. and Iraqi forces trapped dozens of insurgents Wednesday during a two-hour gunbattle at a police station south of Baghdad, a day after 100 masked gunmen stormed a jail near the Iranian border and freed more than 30 prisoners, most of them fellow insurgents.

Sixty gunmen, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles, attacked the Madain police station before dawn, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammadawi said. U.S. troops and a special Iraqi police unit responded, capturing 50 of the insurgents, including a Syrian, al- Mohammadawi said.

Four policemen, including one commander, were killed and five were wounded, he said. None of the attackers was killed.