Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, Aug. 31, 2007
During a day of light
violence, 30 Iraqis were killed and 26 more wounded. Two U.S. servicemembers
were killed and one was wounded in separate events. An unspecified number
of people were also wounded during an attack at a Baghdad power plant. Also, Iraqi
newspapers are returning
to their normal publication schedule in the wake of the Kerbala riots.
In western Baghdad today, an MND-B
soldier was killed and another wounded during combat operations. Also,
Force Lightning soldier was killed by an explosion in Diyala province
In Baghdad, only five
dumped bodies were recovered today. Three
policemen were injured in a roadside bombing downtown. In Sheikh
Omar, another roadside bomb exploded, injuring
four civilians. No
casualties were reported as a roadside bomb blasted a U.S. patrol. A roadside
bomb in Bab al-Muatham killed
one person and wounded two more. Four
policemen were injured as they were dismantling a bomb set on a bridge. Also,
number of civilians were injured during an armed attack at the Doura
power station; electricity was knocked out as a result.
During a drive-by
shooting in Najaf last night, an energy
official was killed near his home. Also, police repulsed
an attack on a station.
A roadside bomb in Mosul blasted a motorcade
carrying the governor of Ninewah and his assistant but no
casualties were reported. Mortars targeting the Ninewah governor’s office
three civilians on the street instead. Yesterday, a policemen
was wounded while chasing a suicide bomber.
In Kirkuk, two
gunmen were killed when the Katyusha rocket they were attempting to launch
exploded. The police chief's motorcade was blasted by two roadside bombs, which
two members of his security detail.
Joint U.S. and Iraqi forces killed
16 gunmen and arrested 11 suspects in Baquba. Three
bodies were found yesterday.
U.S. forces killed
two suspects and arrested two more, including suspected leaders, in northern
and central Iraq.
Iraqi forces arrested
72 gunmen following clashes in Kerbala.
Two Supreme Iraqi Islamic
Council (SIIC) offices were burned in al-Hashimiya, but no
casualties were reported.
Last night, a woman
and child were wounded during a Katyusha rocket attack in Tal Afar.
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during clashes in Abu Saida.
Manadhira, a woman
was wounded in a roadside bomb attack.
Compiled by Margaret