Updated at 11:05 p.m. EST, Dec. 31, 2007
At least 49 Iraqis
were killed and 35 more were wounded during violence that included security
raids in several cities. A suicide bomber detonated his cargo near a school just
north of Baghdad, and female bomber struck in Baquba. Also, 2007
was the deadliest year since the invasion. Despite a recent drop in deaths,
about 900 American troopmembers were killed supporting the Iraq War during the
last 12 months. One
American sailor died today of wounds received on Dec. 24 in a vehicular
On the outskirts of Baghdad, a suicide
car bomber struck at a checkpoint in Tarmiya, where he killed
12 people and
wounded seven others. Five of the dead were schoolchildren. The rest the casualties
belonged to Awakening Council members.
U.S. forces raided
the Health Ministry in Baghdad. In Karrada, a roadside bomb was
safely exploded in a controlled
policemen were injured during a bombing in Zaafaraniyah. Nine suspects
and one hostage was freed. A dumped
body was found in Abu Dsheer and another
in Shabb. Mortars in Amariyah wounded
three civilians. Also, no
casualties were reported after a fire at the Interior Ministry.
suicide bomber wounded seven at a Baquba police station in the al-Mustafa
neighborhood. Two policemen and a child were among the victims. Also, three suspects
in separate incident.
teachers were gunned down in Maysan province.
a roadside bomb wounded
two policemen. Also, an Iraqi
army colonel was wounded in a separate bombing. Police arrested
border guards were killed and four soldiers were wounded by an IED near Mandali.
A truck bomb at an Awakening Council checkpoint in al-Musayib left
one dead and three injured.
civilians were gunned down in al-Rashad.
In Mosul, a sniper
killed a policemen,
and a male nurse
was killed in a separate incident.
In Khalis, a clash left an
Council member and a policeman dead. Three
policemen were wounded. In a separate incident, mortars fell on an Iraqi army
An explosive belt was discovered
during an operation in Hibhib.
Explosions in Diyala province
at least another three people.
Council member was gunned down in al-Hafriyah.
U.S. forces arrested
Iraqi army troops killed
12 gunmen and detained 29 in unspecified locations.
combined Iraqi army and police forces killed
four Iraqi and three foreign suspects; a policeman
died of head wounds. Thirteen suspects were arrested.
U.S. forces in
a Shi’ite militia leader they believe was receiving help from Iran.
al-Qaeda suspects were captured
in Anbar province.
In Hilla, 70 suspects were arrested
over the weekend.
Captured by Margaret Griffis