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Pipeline Hit Near Bayji
March 28, 2005 Energy Security
#222. April 4 attack on pipeline running through the Riyad area near Bayji.
Assorted Collaborators Killed
4.5.05 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA (AP) & Aljazeera
In Hillah, a member of the Babil provincial council, Salim Hilal, was killed as he was heading to work, Babil provincial police spokesman Capt. Muthana Khalid said. He said two suspects in the attack were arrested.
In the central city of Baqouba, gunmen wounded a government translator and killed her father in a drive-by shooting, said Brig. Gen. Adil Molan of the Diyala provincial police department.
In the eastern part of the province a shootout erupted the prior day when Iraqi soldiers encountered dozens of insurgents. At least one Iraqi soldier was killed.
One policeman was killed and two others were injured when a roadside bomb hit their car in the southern city of Basra, police Col. Karim al-Zeidi said.
Videos posted on the Internet showed militants purportedly beheading an Iraqi soldier and killing a reported informer.
In a video posted Tuesday from Iraq, a text shown in the images identified the Iraqi soldier as Jassim Mohammed Hussein Mahdi, who appeared to be in his early 20s.
The video, posted on a militant Web showed an unidentified interrogator talking to the man, who said he had received orders from his superiors "to kill the mujahedeen anywhere and without hesitation."