Updated at 12:27 a.m. EST, Dec. 2, 2007
At least 40 Iraqis
were killed and 46 more wounded during the latest violence. One
U.S. soldier was also killed. Meanwhile, Sunni lawmakers walked
out of parliament to protest the house arrest of their leader, while the Interior
that 20,000 employees were dismissed. Also, Turkey claimed
to have inflicted numerous casualties on Kurdish rebels.
U.S. soldier was killed during an IED attack in eastern Baghdad. Three
more soldiers were wounded as well.
to have inflicted "significant losses" on a group of Kurdish rebels
in northern Iraq. It is unclear whether they have entered the country, but other
at least a small group of Turkish troops inside Iraq's borders; however, Kurdistan
officials denied those reports.
Scores of gunmen staged a dawn raid on
the village of Dwelah near Muqdadiya. At least 13
people were killed and 14 more were wounded. Three
gunmen were also killed and another
35 villagers were kidnapped.
In Baghdad, a bomb wounded
three police commandos in the Shabb district. In New Baghdad,
a bomb left in a taxi wounded
the driver and a passenger. Four
people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Hurriya. Another four
were wounded during a bombing on a minibus in al-Jadiyah. In Moasker
al-Rashad a car bomb killed
one person and wounded four others. No
casualties were reported during a bombing in Mansour. Also, five
dumped bodies were found.
Also, in the capital, Sunni politicians protested
the detention of their leader following the discovery of a car bomb near his office.
A guard working for Adnan al-Dulaimi was found in possession of the keys to the
vehicle. Dozens of associates and al-Dulaimi’s son were detained as well.
bomber killed one person and wounded six others at a Madaen checkpoint.
Mosul, a policeman
was gunned down in the al-Dargazhliyah neighborhood. Three
bodies were also discovered.
three Awakening council members and kidnapped five more near Iskandariya.
Near Najaf, a roadside bomb prematurely detonated, killing
one man and wounded a second one. A third suspect fled the area.
the dean of a technical university in Amara.
Officials in Basra
the upcoming imposition of a curfew or new security plan.
a man wearing an explosive belt.
An attack on the Khalis police chief as
he was traveling through Ghalbiya instead left four
tribal sheikhs wounded.
body was discovered on a road near Tikrit.
Iraqi troops supported by U.S. forces killed
eight suspects and wounded four others. Iraqi police detained
15 suspects south of Ramadi, while in Baghdad U.S. troops captured
two men believed to procure weapons for Shi’ite militiamen aligned with Iran.
Also, the Interior Ministry dismissed
20,000 employees for corruption, inefficiency and other charges including "political
allegiance." The dreaded "police commandos" are part of the Interior
Ministry. They have often been accused
of harboring "Shi’ite death squads" and exacerbating the violence in
Compiled by Margaret Griffis