Updated at 1:10 a.m. EST, Jan. 4, 2008
Although the surge in bombings
continues in Baghdad, the latest attacks have not resulted in any significant
amount of casualties. Overall, at least 41 Iraqis were killed and 34 more were
wounded across Iraq. Three U.S. soldiers were killed and one was injured
in separate incidents. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army ordered
an indefinite vehicle ban throughout Diyala province due to the security situation.
American soldiers were killed and another was injured during a small arms
attack today in Diyala province. Another U.S.
soldier was killed south of Baghdad in an explosion yesterday.
unidentified bodies were found. Three
people were killed and four were wounded during a roadside bombing in Zaafaraniya.
In New Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded
four street cleaners. A Katyusha rocket killed
one person and injured two others as it struck Washash. Clashes between
Iraqi army soldiers and a neighborhood patrol in Adhamiya left three
wounded patrolmen. U.S. forces killed
one person, in front of his family, and detained nine others during operations
in al-Wehda. Mortar fire killed
three people and wounded seven. In Sadr City, no
casualties were reported during an explosion that targeted a Sadrist MP. Also,
casualties were reported in a roadside bombing targeting U.S. forces in al-Naayeriya.
Awakening (Sahwa) council members were wounded when gunmen attacked their
In Amiriyat Fallujah, a civilian was kidnapped.
Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was wounded
while conducting a controlled detonation of a roadside bomb.
fighter described as a mental patient stormed an Arbil home, killing
four family members and wounding two more.
belonging to an Iraqi athlete was found south of Baghdad in al-Wahda.
In Basra, a gunshot-riddled corpse
belonging to a woman was discovered. Over a dozen bodies belonging to women who
ignore Sharia law are found each month in the city.
U.S. forces killed
seven suspects in Muqdadiyah.
In al-Ghalibiyah, U.S. troops
fired upon a car that suddenly came at them from a side road. Two
people in the car died, but it is not believed that they were intending harm.
troops shot and killed
a man crossing a street near a gas factory in central Baquba.
policemen were killed and four were wounded when a rocket-propelled grenade
struck their checkpoint in Mosul's Eden neighborhood.
In Tal Afar,
a roadside bomb blasted a convoy carrying the police chief. Two
civilians, one a child, were killed when U.S. soldiers returned fire.
police in Diyala province detained
29 suspects and confiscated 16 bomb-carrying automobiles. The Iraqi Army ordered
an indefinite vehicle ban.
was wounded in a drive-by motorcycle attack in Tuz Khormato.
men abducted three people from a home in Morjana village yesterday. The
bodies of a father and
son were found today.
policeman was killed and another injured in an IED attack at Zaghaniyah.
booby-trapped home in Khalis killed
six Iraqi soldiers and wounded two more.
Compiled by Margaret