Updated at 10:40 p.m. EST, Jan. 1, 2008
At least 62 Iraqis
were killed and 70 wounded in the latest attacks, which included a significant
suicide bombing at a funeral in Baghdad. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government released
their official casualty figures for 2007; the number of Iraqi deaths is up
from last year. Also, an
American soldier died of a non-combat-related injury at Qayyarah Airfield
In Baghdad, at least 30
people were killed and 38 wounded in Zayouna where a suicide
bomber struck at a funeral being held for a former army officer who died in
a bomb attack. Also, three
dumped bodies were found in separate neighborhoods.
U.S. forces killed
two people, possibly elderly, in Mosul. The soldiers claimed that the
car had refused to slow down, but police said that the couple had been shot after
a roadside bomb exploded near the Americans. In the al-Thawra neighborhood,
a U.S. helicopter shot and wounded
six civilians. Three
dumped bodies were recovered. Also, a gunman was arrested.
of a Sunni policeman and four family members were found in Jalawla.
Gunmen in Tahwelah killed
a Shi’ite man and his 16-year-old son.
Near Balad, clashes with
gunmen left one
policeman dead and six others wounded.
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a roadside bombing in al-Zab.
body was found on a highway near Fallujah. No
casualties were reported after a roadside bombing.
was killed and three more were kidnapped near Duluiya in Abu Heleig.
A quantity of sheep and the shepherds' vehicles were stolen.
was gunned down.
army soldier was killed in Ragat Haji Suheil. A roadside bomb injured
a policeman transporting the body to the morgue.
A judge was freed
in Kirkuk, and his attackers were arrested. In a village south of the city,
killed three people.
two men in Najaf as they attempted to kidnap a 19-year-old woman.
helicopters fired upon and killed
nine suspects in Arab Jabour yesterday.
Iraqi soldiers were wounded in explosions that occurred during an attack on
a Diyala province checkpoint.
A municipal council member was arrested
in Karbala, but he was released hours later due to lack of evidence against
him. The arrest warrant was issued after a riot broke out during religious observances
In Buhriz, one
Awakening Council member was killed and two were wounded during a security
operation; eight people were also arrested. In a possibly separate incident, an
Awakening Council member and three aides were arrested
on allegations that they were helping al-Qaeda.
Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces
46 suspects, one a Saudi national, in Iskandariya. Also, a U.S. helicopter
a suspect and wounded two others after two U.S. patrols were targeted by roadside
Also, the Iraqi government released
their official casualty figures: 16,232 civilians, 432 soldiers and about 1,300
policeman were killed. These figures, except for the number of soldiers killed,
are up from last year. The Associated Press noted that they counted
over 18,610 deaths from various sources.
Compiled by Margaret