Updated at 12:02 a.m. EST, Dec. 21, 2007
soldier is among the dead in a suicide bombing that killed over a dozen
Iraqis in Diyala province. Another bomb in Baghdad injured almost 30 people as
well as killing three others. Overall, at least 53 Iraqis were killed and another
51 were wounded throughout Iraq. Meanwhile, the killing of an Iraqi policeman
in a knife fight with a Marine led to a protest
bomber in Kanaan killed
one U.S. soldier and 13 Iraqis, who were part of an Awakening Council. Another
ten U.S. soldiers and 18 Iraqis were wounded at a building that houses the
headquarters of this U.S.-linked patrol group.
In Baghdad, a car
bomb left outside a liquor store on Saadoun Street killed
three people and wounded 27 others. A dumped
body was found in Shaab, and another
was discovered in Saidiya.
A roadside bomb targeting a joint police
and army patrol in Baquba killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded a second. Gunmen killed
a civilian in a separate incident. Late Thursday, a homemade bomb and small
arms fire left
a policeman, an Iraqi soldier and two Awakening Council members dead.
children were injured during a roadside bombing meant for a U.S. patrol working
A motorcycle ban was imposed
in Wassit province during the Eid al-Adha holiday.
two female hostages were released
in separate incidents. Their kidnappers were arrested. The city is suffering from
armed militias that are targeting women who are not dressing in accordance with
Government officials in Diwaniya ordered that
concrete barriers and watchtowers be removed
off some city streets to ease the traffic conditions.
two gunmen were killed
during a clash with Iraqi army troops.
Dozens of protestors demonstrated
in Ramadi against the killing
of an Iraqi policeman during a knife fight with a U.S. Marine.
gunmen were killed and two more wounded during security operations conducted
by Iraqi forces; 27 suspects were detained. Twenty-two
suspects were killed during separate operations conducted by U.S. troops and
Iraqi policemen in Diyala province. U.S. soldiers captured
three suspects they believe were using Iranian weapons. Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces
23 people in Iskandariya. A commissioner was arrested
in connection with a prison escape. Meanwhile, another 100 detainees were released
from Camp Cropper after it was determined that they pose no threat.
of the combined Eid al-Adha and Christmas holidays, newspapers in Iraq have ceased
publication until next Wednesday. News from the country may be scant
Compiled by Margaret Griffis