04/12/06 Reuters: Four policemen killed in and around Mosul. Gunmen shot dead three policemen just west of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. Gunmen also shot dead one policeman in the city. 04/12/06 Reuters: Car bomb kills 26 amid Iraq political deadlock (update). A car bomb killed at least 26 people outside a Shi'ite mosque north of Baghdad, some 70 people were wounded in the explosion. Hospital officials said casualty tolls were expected to rise as ambulances were still rushing in with victims. 04/12/06 Reuters: Gunmen kill senior intelligence officer, three guards near Baqubah. Gunmen killed a senior regional government intelligence officer and three of his bodyguards in the town of Khanakeen, near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad. 04/12/06 Reuters: Over 20 dead in Iraq mosque car bombing. A car bomb exploded outside a Shi'ite mosque in a town north of Baghdad on Wednesday and police said initial reports indicated at least 20 people were killed. The blast targeted worshippers at a mosque in the town of Howaydir. 04/12/06 AP: Gunmen kill three other civilians in Baghdad. Three other civilians, including a photographer, were also killed by gunmen on Baghdad streets, and an attack at a barber shop in the southern Dora district left the owner and a customer wounded, police said. 04/12/06 AP: Roadside bomb kills two police in Sulayman Beg. A roadside bomb killed two policemen in the town of Sulayman Beg, about 90 north of Baghdad. 04/12/06 CENTCOM: IED KILLS MND-B SERVICEMEMBER. A Multi-National Division Baghdad servicemember died at approximately 10 a.m. April 12 when he was struck by an improvised explosive device during a patrol east of Baghdad. 04/12/06 Azzaman: Iraqs oil output shrinks as fuel shortages mount. Iraqs oil production has shrunk to 1.8 million barrels a day, way below average output rates prior to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of the country. The northern oil fields of Kirkuk now produce (only) about 300,000 barrels a day for local consumption. 04/12/06 Reuters: Gunmen kill two Iraqi soldiers, two others wounded in Baiji. Gunmen shot dead two Iraqi army soldiers and wounded another while they were traveling in a civilian car in central Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi military officials said. 04/12/06 Reuters: Two trucks destroyed, drivers killed. NEAR RAMADI - After killing two drivers, gunmen set on fire two trucks carrying goods for the U.S. military on a road between Ramadi and Rutba, west of Baghdad, witnesses and police said. 04/12/06 Cyprus News Agency: British soldiers ordered to Iraq. One hundred and fifty British soldiers, based in Dhekelia, Cyprus, have been ordered to deploy on operations to southern Iraq, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Peter Merriman announced. 04/12/06 AFP: Policeman shot dead in Baghdad. In a separate attack, a policeman was shot dead in Baghdad early Wednesday. 04/12/06 AFP: Roadside bomb kills two civilians in Kirkuk. Two civilians died when hit by a roadside bomb south of the northern oil hub of Kirkuk, a police officer said, adding that four others were wounded. 04/12/06 CENTCOM: TWO MND-B SOLDIERS KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMBS (confirmed). Two Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb south of Baghdad at approximately 9:20 a.m. April 12. 04/12/06 eecho: British base mortared in Basra, police station in Muqdadiyah Two rockets hit the British military base at the Basra airport complex about 3am local time, but there were no damages or casualties. In Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, mortar rounds struck a police station, wounding three policemen. 04/12/06 eecho: roadside bomb wounds two in Baqubah. Northeast of Baghdad, a roadside bomb in the city of Baqouba targeted a convoy carrying the deputy of the governor of Diyala province, wounding two of his guards. 04/12/06 eecho: Two officials killed in Baghdad. An internal affairs officer at the Interior Ministry was killed by men in two cars while leaving his house in Amil in western Baghdad, and a Housing Ministry employee was killed as he drove to work in the same neighbourhood, police said. 04/12/06 eecho: Car bomb kills two Iraqis in Baghdad. The third car bomb exploded in Baghdad, targeting a police patrol in the northern district of Wazziriyah. The blast killed one policeman and two civilians, and wounded four others. 04/12/06 AP: Two US soldiers killed by roadside bombing south of Baghdad. Insurgent attacks have killed seven U.S. soldiers since Sunday, including two who died in a roadside bombing just south of Baghdad on Wednesday. 04/12/06 Reuters: Two civilians killed in Khalis. Two people were killed and 20 wounded when a car bomb exploded near a market in the town of Khalis, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. 04/12/06 Reuters: 3 bodies found in Baghdad. Police said they found the bodies of three men in different areas of the capital. The identities of the victims were not immediately clear. 04/12/06 AP: Gunmen hunt down and kill 3 government employees. Gunmen in Baghdad hunted down three different government employees and shot them dead...Interior Ministry was killed...in Amil...A Housing Ministry employee was killed as he drove to work...gunmen shot down an Oil Ministry worker at a bus stop. 04/12/06 eecho: Suicide car bomber kills 2 in Tal Afar. In the ancient city of Tal Afar, a suicide car bomber drove up to a busy vegetable market and detonated his explosives, killing at least two shoppers and wounding seven others, said police Brig. Abdul-Hamid Khalaf. 04/12/06 Xinhua: Four Iraqis killed by bomb in Waziriya district in Baghdad. The source said that four Iraqis, including one policeman and three civilians, were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in Waziriya district in central Baghdad on Wednesday morning. 04/12/06 CincinnatiEnquirer: Milford High grad died at hands of Iraqi soldier. As area police and sheriff's deputies prepared for the funeral of Lance Cpl. Bryan Taylor, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday that the 20-year-old Marine died at the hands of an Iraqi Army soldier trained by U.S. troops. 04/12/06 AFP: Iraqi interior minister admits 'death squads' exist. Iraq's interior minister has acknowledged the existence of so-called death squads within certain security forces but denied any link with his own ministry. 04/12/06 AP: Ohio soldier in coma has 'beat a lot of odds'. Waiting for an Ohio soldier [Army Spc. Ethan Biggers] to come out of a coma are his wife who is preparing to deliver the couple's first child and his twin brother who may soon return to combat duty in Iraq. 04/12/06 AP: Indiana hostages wife seeks to renew Iraq contacts. The wife of Indiana businessman Jeffrey Ake broke the public silence she has kept since he was kidnapped a year ago in Iraq, saying Tuesday she believed he was still alive even though there has been no word about him since days after his abduction. 04/12/06 AP: Shiite rivalry blocks Iraq. Bitter rivalry between two powerful clans for leadership of Iraq's Shiite Muslims snarled efforts Tuesday to agree on the next prime minister, the key issue that is blocking a national unity government. 04/11/06 DoD Identifies Army Casualties. Sgt. 1st Class Randall L. Lamberson, 36, of Springfield, Mo., died in Balad, Iraq on April 10th. Spc. David S. Collins, 24, of Jasper Ga., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on April 9th. After when an IED detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. 04/11/06 CENTCOM: Three MND-B Soldiers killed by roadside bomb (confirmed). Three Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers died April 11 at 3:45 p.m. after the vehicle they were riding in was struck by a roadside-bomb north of Baghdad. 04/11/06 DoD Identifies Army Casualty. Spc. James W. Gardner, 22, of Glasgow, Ky., died in Tal Afar, Iraq, on April 10, from a non-combat related cause. Gardner was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division ... 04/11/06 AP: U.S. reports death of 5 soldiers in Iraq. Another soldier assigned to the 2/28th Brigade Combat Team died Monday of wounds suffered the day before in fighting in Anbar province west of the capital, the military said. 04/11/06 AP: 3 U.S. soldiers killed north of Baghdad, 4th near Balad. Three American soldiers were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad, while a fourth died in a separate explosion two days earlier, the U.S. military said. Another soldier was killed Sunday when his vehicle was hit by a blast near Balad. 04/11/06 AP: Modesto-area Marine killed in Iraq. A 24-year-old woman who was inspired to join the Marines after her younger twin brothers enlisted was fatally shot in the head in Iraq over the weekend. Lance Cpl. Juana Navarro, of Ceres, was killed Saturday while guarding other soldiers.... (all this just in the last 24 hours) Apathy: its whats for dinner.