Updated at 10:35 p.m. EST, Dec. 26, 2007
At least 31 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 17 more were wounded in the latest round of
violence. Seventeen of the dead were from a mass grave near Baquba. Meanwhile,
Turkey continues to send warplanes into Iraq, but the only casualties were reported
on the Turkish side of the border. Also, three U.S. soldiers were killed
in separate incidents.
MND-North soldiers were killed and three more were wounded during a small
arms attack in Ninevah province today. Another U.S.
soldier died in a non-combat incident yesterday in Baghdad.
Baquba offices of the 1920 Revolution Brigades were bombed, killing
four militia members and wounding four more. This comes a day after a suicide
bomber attacked a funeral for a member
accidentally shot by U.S. troops just hours earlier. The Sunni group is now
aligned with Coalition troops in order to fight al-Qaeda within Iraq.
The Iraqi army discovered 17
decomposing bodies in a town near Baquba. Dozens of bodies have been
found in mass graves in the Diyala province, which continues to be among the most
violent of the provinces.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were recovered. A car bomb at a petrol station in Bab al-Muadham
left an unknown
number of casualties. No
casualties were reported during shelling in the Doura district either.
security personnel were wounded during operations that netted 16 suspects.
Gunmen in Buhriz attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint where they killed
two soldiers and wounded nine more.
was killed during a clash in al-Shurqat.
a group of men planting a roadside bomb in Tuz Khormato and killed
one of them.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb left in a garbage killed
three children and wounded two more who were playing nearby.
corpses were found in Latifiya.
leader was gunned down in Baiji.
In Jalawla, a member
of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan was kidnapped
from his home.
Coalition forces killed
two suspects, one being a 1920 Revolution Brigade member, during an operation
in Baquba. Iraqi forces in Basra found
a spy plane, ammunition and documentary films during a raid that netted five suspects.
Also, nine suspects were detained
Compiled by Margaret Griffis