Updated at 5:00 p.m. EST, Dec. 24, 2007
Fourteen people, all belonging
to the same family, were kidnapped in restive Diyala province. Another seven people
were kidnapped near
Kirkuk, and one person was abducted near Duluiya. Elsewhere, at least 15 Iraqis
were killed and 22 more were killed in other attacks around Iraq. No Coalition
deaths were reported.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed
two civilians and wounded six others on the Sanak Bridge. In Saidiya,
a pair of roadside bombs wounded
six civilians. Iraqi soldiers and Awakening Council members freed
six captives in al-Fadl. Also, two
unidentified bodies were found.
U.S. helicopter gunfire killed
three men apparently planting a roadside bomb in Samarra. Two
civilians and four others were also wounded in the attack, which took place
In Diwaniya, a clash erupted between Iraqi soldiers and
several men who allegedly were Iraqi soldiers wearing civilian clothing. A 10-year-old
bystander was killed.
Gunmen stopped a minibus in Khalis and
14 people who were members of the same family.
Seven truck drivers were
kidnapped near Kirkuk
bodies were found near Mosul in Hamdaniya.
a policeman and wounded two others in Banjawin.
a roadside bomb killed
an Iraqi soldier and injured two more.
One person was kidnapped
east of Duluiya at a fake checkpoint. In town, a body
was pulled out of the Tigris River.
U.S forces killed
two suspects and detained two others near Kut. In al-Mafraq, two al-Qaeda
suspects were arrested;
security forces also defused seven IEDs and a Katyusha rocket. Karbala
30 people. Meanwhile, ten detainees were freed
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
Compiled by Margaret Griffis