Updated at 6:40 p.m. EST, Dec. 5, 2007
A series of bombings in
several major cities rocked Iraq today. Overall, at least 31 Iraqis were killed
and 70 were wounded in the latest attacks. Most of the victims were civilians.
Also, three U.S. soldiers were killed in separate incidents.
a combined IED and small arms attack, an MND-North
soldier was killed today in Salah ad Din province. A similar attack yesterday
MND-North soldiers and wounded two more.
In Baghdad, at
people were killed and 33 more were wounded during a car bombing at a Shi’ite
mosque in the Karrada district; gunfire followed the explosion. Another
two policemen in the Sahet al-Nussor neighborhood. Also, four
unidentified bodies were found dumped in separate locations.
a civilian and wounded seven others near a police station in Mosul.
In Baquba, five
people were killed and 20 others were injured during a bombing near the government
A roadside bomb targeting the head of civil defense in Kirkuk
three and wounded seven as his motorcade was heading to work from the director’s
home in Suleimaniya. He was among the injured. No casualties were reported
when gunmen blew up a liquor store during a separate incident.
was found in Duluiya.
Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces arrested
three people south of Kut. Near Kirkuk three more suspects were detained.
Four were arrested
in Wasit province.
Eight Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels were killed
in southeastern Turkey.
was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kut.
policeman was killed and another injured in a drive-by shooting.
the Health Ministry reported
that a total of 24 people have died from Cholera since the epidemic erupted in
August. Thousands more have fallen ill to the water-borne disease. Only 30% of
Iraqis are thought to have access to clean water, which is key to keeping cholera
Compiled by Margaret Griffis