Updated at 10:35 p.m. EST, Dec. 25, 2007
After a brief holiday
break, violent attacks resumed in Iraq. At least 66 Iraqis were killed or found
dead and another 105 were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also,
Turkey continues to bomb Kurd rebel areas in northern Iraq.
bomber in Baiji killed
29 people and wounded 80 more at a checkpoint located next to a residential
complex housing oil company workers.
In Baquba, a suicide
bomber attacked a funeral for two 1920 Revolution Brigades members. According
to separate sources, 10
people were killed and 21 more were wounded. Many, if not all of the victims,
were members of the organization, which has joined forces with Coalition troops.
Separately, gunmen blew up a police station, killing
U.S. forces raided a home in Mosul where they
a man and his son. Another son was arrested. The man was a former air force
officer during the Saddam regime. Also, the governor of Ninewah province survived
an assassination attempt; a roadside bomb wounded
his driver and a bodyguard instead.
unidentified bodies were found dumped in Baghdad.
Council member was gunned down and two others were wounded.
body was found in Ramadi.
up a power station in Tikrit, leaving much of the city without power.
U.S. forces killed
13 suspects and detained 27 others in central and northern Iraq. Two
gunmen were killed and four were arrested near Baquba; those arrested
were captured at a Red Crescent (part of the International Red Cross) office.
In Baghdad and in Diyala province, Iraqi forces killed
one suspect and arrested four others. Eleven suspects were detained
in Kirkuk. Also, eight suspects were arrested
in Missan province.
Also, Turkey continues
to conduct air raids over purported Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) locations near
the Turkish border. No casualties were reported as most of the residents have
already fled the area; however, Turkey is reporting that hundreds
of PKK rebels were killed during an incursion that took place 10 days
ago. The PKK denies the deaths.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis