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December 23, 2007
Sunday: 26 Iraqis Killed, 21 Wounded

Updated at 7: 30 p.m. EST, Dec. 23, 2007

At least 26 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 21 were wounded during the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, Turkey bombed northern Iraq for a second day in a row, but no casualties were reported.

In Baghdad, two people were killed and four others were wounded during a bombing in Zaafaraniya. In Ghalaziyah, a roadside bomb left no casualties. Also, three bodies were discovered.

Sunni tribesmen killed five al-Qaeda suspects in Khalis. Two soldiers were also injured.

In western Mosul, an Iraqi army lieutenant was gunned down.

A roadside bomb killed a civilian and wounded five policemen in al-Mashriq.

An IED was detonated near the home of a human rights department chief. Six members of his family were wounded in the attack, which took place in al-Hai, south of Kut.

One person was killed and two others were wounded during a roadside bombing in Latifiya.

In al-Zarga, two gunmen were killed and another was wounded during clashes with police.

In Mahmudiya, a car bomb killed six Awakening Council members. Also, a body was found dumped.

Two unidentified bodies were found near a Ramadi service station.

In Basra, a leading Sadrist was gunned down. Also, gunmen killed a government facilities protection officer.

A policeman was wounded in Tikrit as he was attempting to defuse a bomb.

The home of an al-Qairawan councilman was blown up, but no casualties were reported.

Twelve suspects were detained by U.S. forces in northern and central Iraq. A joint U.S.-Iraqi force arrested five in Kirkuk. In Baghdad, 20 suspects were detained, and 13 were captured in Mahmudiya. Ten suspects were detained in Mandali. Eight more were captured in Wassit. Meanwhile, 160 detainees were released from Camp Bucca.

Also, one million Iraqis are expected at a protest against the new police chief in Babel province. He was a former intelligence chief during the Saddam regime.

 

Because 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 until then.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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