Updated at 7:10 p.m EST, Dec. 7, 2007
A pair of suicide bombings
in Diyala province shook an otherwise quiet prayer day. Armed attacks were the
flavor of the day elsewhere. Overall, at least 39 Iraqis were killed and 45
more were wounded. No Coalition troop deaths were reported.
suicide bomber killed as many as 16 people and wounded another 27 at a 1920
Revolutionary Brigades office. Sunni tribesmen who formed this local group switched
"sides" this year and are now "local concerned citizens" fighting
alongside Coalition troops against other militia outfits.
car bomber attacked a checkpoint in Dali Abbas, which is just north
of Baquba. Seven
Iraqi soldiers and three "local concerned citizens" were killed, while
another eight people were wounded.
In Baghdad, three
policemen were wounded during an armed attack on a police station in Adhamiya.
dumped bodies were found.
Near the Syrian border at al-Rabia
"local concerned citizens" were killed during a drive-by shooting.
was gunned down near Taza.
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing in Rashad.
In Kirkuk, one
person was killed, and a second was hurt during an armed attack. A Kurdish
Peshmerga soldier was injured last night in a separate attack. West of the
city, a car bomb set
an oil pipeline ablaze. Also, two car bombs were defused.
Iraqi police killed
a person wearing a suicide belt in Shurqat.
Combined U.S. and
Iraqi forces killed
one suspect and arrested 55 near Balad. Nine more were detained in
Baghdad. In Fallujah, ten were captured.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis