Updated at 12:05 p.m. EST, Nov. 24, 2007
Although the prayer day
is often the quietest day for news, this Friday has been markedly violent with
an attack on a weekly pet market in Baghdad and more bombings in Mosul among the
numerous incidents. Meanwhile, a shrine and a mosque were also attacked, and Khalis
was taken over by gunmen. At least 61 Iraqis were killed or found dead and
104 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The DOD reported that one
American soldier died in an accident on Wednesday.
a bomb was detonated at a popular pet and livestock market; at least 15
people were killed and over 55 more were wounded at the al-Ghazl outdoor souk
in central Baghdad. Yesterday, two journalists survived an assassination
attempt in Karrada; gunmen in a passing vehicle fired upon the married couple
and their daughter, but no bullets struck them. Also, six
dumped bodies were discovered throughout the city.
A pair of bombs
in Mosul killed
21 people people combined, and another 21
people were injured. Also, gunmen blew
up a bridge south of town.
Scores of gunmen attacked Khalis this
five civilians were injured but a thousand residents were used as human shields
during the takeover.
In Jalawla, three militants, including two
their aunt and uncle while forcing the couple’s children to watch.
were killed and two more were wounded during a car bombing at the Atta Allah
mosque in Jurf al-Sakhar.
bodies were recovered from the Tigris River at Dhuluiya.
riding a motorbike in Kut killed
an interpreter working for U.S. forces. A policeman
was also killed. Also, the morgue has received eight
decomposed bodies over the last three days.
The manager of a grain
company was kidnapped
Police in Najaf defused
a roadside bomb at a market and also found three mortar rounds. Also, a civilian
who was a legal coordinator for the U.S. consulate was gunned
In Kirkuk, 33 suspects were captured.
Ten innocent detainees were released
in Tal Afar.
A roadside bomb in Balad injured
four police commandos. Also, a bomb at the Imam Al-Askari shrine killed
one person and wounded two others.
council member was gunned down in Riyadh. Also, a body
was found in a booby-trapped car.
A car bomb in Shurqat killed
one policeman and wounded 15 others.
Compiled by Margaret