Updated at 12:35 a.m EST, Dec. 11, 2007
Baghdad was rocked by
several attacks today, including one that caused a refinery fire in a southern
neighborhood. At least 30 Iraqis were killed and 81 more were wounded throughout
the country. One
Task Force Iron soldier was killed and two more were injured during a
suicide attack today in Salah ad Din province. Also, three
American contractors were killed and one more was wounded during an IED
In Baghdad, mortars landed on a jail near Shabb
inmates were killed, 25 Iraqis were wounded, and several inmates escaped.
Meanwhile, rockets fell on a forward operating base in Rusafa. Five
detainees were killed, and 23 others were wounded.
Also in the capital,
six dumped bodies
were foundIn Baladiyat, a roadside bomb wounded
four policemen and a civilian. A separate roadside bomb in Mansour
including three policemen. Gunmen shot and killed
two people in Karrada; later, an IED exploded
without causing casualties. Mortars also fell in Karrada, wounding
three persons. Two
police commandos were injured during an IED explosion in Yarmouk. Also,
a Katyusha rocket struck
a refinery in the Doura district, setting a storage tank ablaze; two
firefighters were seriously burned. Rockets landed
in the Green Zone as well.
policemen were killed and seven more were wounded in Tuz Khormato.
bomber struck at a checkpoint in Baiji, killing
one Iraqi soldier and injuring two others.
In Baquba, six
members of an Awakening Council were injured when a roadside bomb was detonated
near their headquaters.
bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Ramadi.
a local council member in Hawija yesterday.
gunmen injured a man
driving on a highway.
of a woman was discovered dumped in Basra.
U.S. forces arrested
27 suspects in northern and central Iraq. Iraqi forces detained eight in Rashad.
Also, an Iraqi TV director was stabbed
to death in Damascus, Syria.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis