Updated at 11:30 p.m EST, Dec. 17, 2007
At least 47 Iraqis
were killed and 59 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. A bomber
tried to collapse a dam in northern Iraq that could have cost the lives of tens
of thousands of people downriver. Another bomber in Balad Ruz caused over two
dozen casualties. Also, a U.S.
soldier died in a non-combat incident at Camp Taji today, and another
died yesterday during an event that is under investigation.
Balad Ruz, a suicide
bike bomber killed
seven and wounded 24, including children, at a marketplace.
bomb left at the Mosul Dam killed
one policeman and wounded four others. An important bridge was destroyed during
the incident. The dam had already been declared unstable and should it fail, tens
of thousands of people in Mosul and Baghdad would be in danger.
nine unidentified bodies
were found dumped in several neighborhoods. A roadside bomb wounded
seven, including four Iraqi soldiers, in Zaafaraniya. A separate bomb
two and wounded six on Palestine Street. Also, three
Iraqi soldiers were killed during security operations that included defusing
37 roadside bombs and detaining 21 gunmen.
Gunmen attacked a Baquba
market, where they killed
three neighborhood patrolmen and wounded four more. Elsewhere, an IED or gunmen
a judge in the Hadd Maziad area. Combined U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested
37 suspects. At least two
more people were killed in separate shootings and two
others died in roadside bombings. Also six
dumped bodies were discovered.
Policemen and Awakening Council members
clashed near Baiji. Two
policemen were killed and four council members were wounded. Awakening councils
(neighborhood patrols) are comprised of Sunni tribesmen who have recently joined
forces with American troops.
An IED exploded near a U.S. patrol in Mosul.
The troops then randomly fired on nearby civilians, killing
one and wounding two others, including a woman.
leader and his companion were gunned down in front of his home in Jalawla.
Near Basra in Jubilah, gunmen dressed in military garb killed
one civilian and wounded two others.
was found in the Tharthar region.
was found in Dhuluiya.
Mortars fell in Dali Abass, killing
one person and injuring four others.
Coast Guard member was killed during a clash with smugglers near the Iranian
In Harunyah, two
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing.
Police defused a
bomb north of Ramadi in al-Jazeera. No
casualties were reported.
A suspected sniper was arrested
Police in Maysan arrested
14 people suspected of participating in a large bombing in Amarah last week.
unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle crashed
near Muqdadiyah causing no
Also, the head of the Salah ad Din Awakening Council
for various offences including blackmail.
Compiled by Margaret