Updated at 12:25 a.m. EST, Dec. 29, 2007
Although the weekly prayer
day is usually quiet, this Friday was marked by a significant bombing in a Baghdad
marketplace. A smaller bomb disturbed the peace in Kirkuk as well. Overall, 31
Iraqis were killed and 69 more were injured throughout Iraq. Also, one U.S.
soldier was killed during an IED attack in Balad.
a car bomb killed
14 people and wounded 64 at Tayaran Square in Bab al-Sharqi. In al-Mashtal,
one man and injured another.
bearing gunshot wounds was found yesterday in Mosul.
a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed
one civilian and wounded two Iraqi soldiers and a child. Gunmen kidnapped
two people on a highway leading to Taza. In nearby Bashier village,
gunmen shot at a group of people, killing
one man. A car bomb was defused
in Jamiaa. Also, three
dumped bodies were recovered.
During an attack on al-Bu Aziz
village, an al-Qaeda
gunman was killed.
In al-Sadaa, gunmen attacked a home belonging
to Awakening Council members. Two
men were killed and the women were thrown out of the house. Two IEDs were
later defused at the home.
was killed and another wounded in Zighaniya.
A sniper in al-Mafraq
killed a policeman.
U.S. forces killed
four gunmen during operation near Muqdadiyah and another
suspect in Mahmudiya. Another gunman
was killed near Salman Pak and 14 suspects were detained throughout northern
and central Iraq. Also, four suspects, one a Saudi national, were detained
Compiled by Margaret Griffis