Updated at 1:00 a.m. EST, Dec. 5, 2007
At least 47 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and 51 more were wounded. Kidnappers holding five Britons
to kill one of them in 10 days unless British troops withdraw from Iraq. Also,
congressional investigators from the U.S. have noted
that ongoing violence in Iraq continues to overwhelm the security handover effort.
U.S. soldier was killed and two were wounded yesterday during an explosion
in Anbar province.
bomber killed eight people and wounded at least 30 at a police station in
Jalawla. Among the dead were civilians, policemen and Kurdish troops.
more corpses were found at a site near Lake Tharthar, bringing the
two day total up to 23 bodies.
In Baghdad, an IED explosion wounded
two people in Karrada. Another two
were wounded in New Baghdad during a separate explosion. One
guard was killed and another was wounded when gunmen opened fire at the Zayouna
home of the electricity minister. Also, six
dumped bodies were found.
corpse was discovered in Mosul. At least two
other bodies were also found. A roadside bomb killed
one policeman and wounded three others. A separate IED left one
Iraqi soldier dead. Also, the airport opened
to commercial traffic for the first time in 14 years. In 1993, the U.S. military
had declared the city a no-fly zone.
officer was killed in front of his home in Najaf.
five gang members. Also, the police chief noted
that 40 women have been killed over the last five months for participating in
un-Islamic behavior such as wearing make-up.
Gunmen attacked al-Zherat,
killing one civilian
and wounding four others.
people were wounded when mortars rocked al-Salam.
In Tuz Khormato,
a security officer
was killed and his brother was injured when gunmen attacked them in the officer's
bodies were found in Mahaweel.
gunmen were killed and 14 more were detained during security operations in
various locations. U.S. forces killed
two suspects and captured 25 more.
In Turkey, one Turkish soldier
and six Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels were killed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis