Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, April 10, 2006

10 April 2006 Events in Iraq and in the Region

Washington. The USA says it foiled 30 attacks similar to those of 9-11.

Kabul. A clash between tribes killed at least four. A clash between the Babakar Khel and Kuchi tribes kills four and wounds 7.

Afghanistan. Attack on checkpoint in Paktika Province wounds 6 Afghan soldiers.

Kandahar. A remote controlled detonation targeted five Agfhan army vehicles and killed one. When help came to the scene, a second bomb detonated, wounding 2 soldiers, 2 police and five civilians.

Herat. Carbomb targets Italian troops in Herat.

Jerusalem. Olmert gives carte blanc, to Israeli security forces to continue strikes on Gaza.

Jerusalem. 5 000 killed in Palestinian-Israeli violence since September 2000.

Hebron. Two Palestinians arrested and carried away from their hospital bed.

20:51 Baghdad. 31 private security guards were arrested on charges of working for the insurgency in the Hamra Hotel, where foreign journalists and businessmen are lodged.

19:31 London. North Sea Brent reaches historical high of $68.93 per barrel.

18::20 Baghdad. Shi'ite alliance to meet to discus Jaafari.

17:26 Baghdad. 90% of suicide bombers were recruited by al-Zarqawi, says US Gen. Rick Lynch.

16:30 Fallujah. A clash between armed men and police kills three civilians and wounds nine.

11:27 Maysan. Rocket attack on Scottish barracks. Two Katiusha strike a Scottish barracks in the south of the country. No one was injured

10:20 Kandahar. Five health workers were shot dead in the northern province of Badghis, Afghanistan. Their clinic was then set ablaze.

09:03 Kandahar. Two police killed in Helmand Province.

07:09 Sydney. PM John Howard will testify in writing on his role in the "Oil for Food" scandal.

00:10 Baghdad. Kurds reject Jafaari as Premier.


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