Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Dec. 29, 2007
At least 37 Iraqis
were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest violence. Also, Sunni groups
allege that Baghdad police rounded-up 250 non-militants in sectarian-driven raid.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman in Mosul was attacked during a television interview.
No Coalition deaths were reported.
Police in Baghdad rounded
up as many as 250 non-militants, some as young as 14, in what Sunni groups
allege are sectarian-driven raids. In the al-Shabb neighborhood, gunmen
attacked a police vehicle, killing
the two policemen sitting inside it. A teacher was killed in Zaafaraniyah.
Also, two dumped bodies
In Mosul, a police spokesman was giving a television
interview when gunmen attacked; a
bodyguard was killed, while the
spokesman, another bodyguard and two gunmen were wounded. Seven
people were wounded during a car bombing yesterday. Also, gunmen killed
A roadside bomb killed
a person near Kirkuk. In the city, an IED wounded
two others. Also, a teacher
was gunned down.
In Suleiman Pak, gunmen killed
a civilian and wounded two others.
body was found in a Hilla area orchard.
of a policeman was found in Samawa.
five gunmen and wounded five more during a clash in Tal Afar.
Jalawla, an IED
killed a Kurdish security officer near his home.
U.S. forces killed
three suspects and detained 40 throughout Iraq. Also, the police chief of
Riyadh and four aides were arrested.
In Baghdad, 14
gunmen were killed and 261 suspects were detained over the last 10 days by
Iraqi security forces.
The al-Dour district near Tikrit will be
curfew tomorrow in anticipation of potential rioting during the first anniversary
of Saddam’s Hussein’s execution.
Militant groups left flyers and erected
banners in Wassit province threatening
anyone who might join an Awakening Council. In recent months, these neighborhood
watch groups formally aligned with Coalition groups to fight al-Qaeda elements
in the country.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis