Updated at 1:10 a.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2008
A spate of bombings marred
the Army Day holiday across Iraq. One suicide bombing in Baghdad alone killed
at least 11 people. Overall, at least 33 Iraqis were killed and 44 more were
wounded during attacks across the country. Another thirteen Iraqis were
kidnapped in Khalis. Also, one U.S. soldier was killed.
MND-B soldier was killed and three more were wounded today during an IED
attack in southern Baghdad. Also, a roadside bombing and clashes in Tikrit may
have left more American casualties.
In Baghdad, a suicide bomber
struck at an Army Day celebration in Karrada, killing
as many as 11 people and wounding 17 more. The bombing took place at an event
hosted by the Iraqi Unity Gathering. The NGO promotes reconciliation between Iraq’s
ethic and religious sects and had invited numerous tribal leaders, clerics, soldiers
and civilians as their guests. The holiday celebrates the 1921 founding of the
Also in the capital, a car bomb killed
three people and wounded 16 others outside a restaurant in Qahira.
Three explosions were heard in the Nahda area; one
person was killed and four more were wounded at a car shop there. An Awakening
Council member was gunned down in Shabb. Also, six
unidentified bodies were found.
Mosul was also rocked by a
series of bombings outside three
Christian churches and a convent; five
people were injured during one attack. January 6th marks the Christian Epiphany
The Khalis home of a tribal leader was attacked after the
sheikh announced he was setting up an Awakening Council in the city. According
to one report he
and his wife were killed. Two
of his sons were wounded and 13 more family members were kidnapped.
heads were found in Muqdadiya yesterday.
A child hostage was
in Nasiriya; her abductors were arrested.
was found in Kut.
casualties were immediately reported after explosions were heard at a U.S.
base near Fallujah. Rocket fire is thought to have caused the blasts.
The number of casualties following a blast targeting British troops in Basra
Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces detained
11 suspects in unspecified locations. Four
suspects were killed in Baquba.
Compiled by Margaret