Updated at 11:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 13, 2007
A large triple bombing
killed or wounded scores of people in the southern city of Amarah. Meanwhile a
smaller blast in Baghdad left over a dozen casualties there. Overall, 59 Iraqis
were killed and 177 more were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition
deaths were reported.
least 28 people were killed and another 150 were wounded during a triple car
bombing in Amarah. Although small arms attacks against civilians have been
increasing in recent weeks throughout Maysan province, the news of a triple bombing
in Amarah stunned Iraq this morning. The area had been relatively
peaceful since the British handed over control to Iraqi forces in April. British
that an expected handover of neighboring Basra province will go on schedule
this Sunday despite the bombing. The casualty figures were downgraded on Thursday
from 41 killed; confusion following the blasts were the cause of misinformation.
In Baghdad, a booby-trapped car in the al-Ghadeer neighborhood left
dead and 13 injured. In Doura, gunmen injured
a policeman. Three
employees were wounded during an armed attack in al-Tobchi. Mortas in al-Ganat
injured three more people.
Also, five dumped bodies
A roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded two others in Kirkuk.
Sunni tribal council members were found dead in Latifiya.
Saidiya, gunmen killed
a headmaster and teacher at a school. The children had already finished the
school for the day when the attack occurred.
U.S. forces killed
14 suspects and detained 12 others during operations in northern and central
Iraq. Iraqi forces killed
one suspect and arrested six more in Baghdad; two
Iraqi officers were killed and five more were wounded during security operations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis