Updated at 5:55 p.m. EST, Dec. 8, 2007
At least 48 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and 88 more were wounded in the latest round of violence.
In Baiji a significant attack caused a large number of casualties. Meanwhile,
Mosul is considering digging a security trench around the city. No Coalition casualties
The city of Baiji suffered two bombings. The first one targeted
the home of the anti-terrorism police department chief. In that explosion, 11
were killed and 44 wounded when a suicide
bomber detonated his cargo near the chief's house. A separate car bomb struck
the Masafi street police station where six
people died and 15 more were hurt.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb
injured two police
commandos in Harthiya. A bomb targeting a U.S.patrol in Binoog
left no casualties.
One policeman was killed
and five others were hurt during a roadside bombing in Doura. On Sadoun
Street, gunmen killed
an Interior Ministry employee and injured a second one. Also, three
dumped bodies were recovered.
boy was killed and another was injured during an explosion in al-Rutba.
A Katyusha rocket landed in Numaniya and killed
four family members, including a local al-Sadr
A mortar attack in Mahmudiya left one
child dead and two injured.
corpses were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra.
was killed near Kirkuk by men wearing Iraqi army uniforms. Also, two
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing.
A landmine that
was probably left over from the Iran-Iraq War killed
a shepherd near Amara.
In Mosul, plans are in the works
for a security
trench to be dug around the city next year.
A roadside bomb in Seeha
village left no casualties.
U.S. forces killed
12 al-Qaeda suspects and arrested 13 more near Yusufiya. Twenty gunmen
were detained in Baghdad; two
Iraqi army soldiers were killed and 18 more were wounded during security operations..
Also, seven gunmen were detained
in Riyadh. Meanwhile, 19 detainees were freed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis