Updated at 12:15 a.m. EST, Jan. 8, 2008
The wave of attacks on
U.S.-backed Awakening Councils continued today. Overall, 62 Iraqis were killed
or found dead, and 85 more were wounded. At least eight neighborhood patrolmen
were kidnapped in the capital as well. Meanwhile, an accidental fire at a
Baiji refinery left more casualties. Also, one
American sailor was killed.
American sailor was declared dead after he apparently went overboard in
the Arabian Sea. Also, two Navy jets crashed
in the Persian Gulf; three pilots were rescued in good condition.
A combined suicide vest and suicide car bombing left
24 dead and 47 injured in the Adhamiya neighborhood; among the dead
were an Awakening Council leader and some of his retinue. A bomb in a Karrada
four people and wounded 16 others; another two bombs in the district wounded
four more people. In Jadiriya, a pair of roadside bombs killed
one civilian and wounded four people, including policemen. One
person was killed and four more were wounded in an explosion at the entrance
to the Sadr City suburb. Also, a bomb in Zaafaraniyah left
Also, in the capital, U.S. forces raided
the al-Karkh health department offices. At least eight Awakening Council patrolmen
from a checkpoint in Shaab. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces killed
six gunmen and freed four hostages. Seven
dumped bodies were also recovered.
bodies, all belonging to the same family, were discovered in Khanaqeen.
In Mosul, gunmen attacked a police station where they killed
one person and wounded three others. A body
was also found yesterday and two
bodies were found today. Also, a blast damaged a vehicle but left no
Gunmen attacked a car in Hawija, killing
a married couple and their son.
In Samarra, gunmen killed
an Awakening council patrolman as he worked inside his carpentry shop.
A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded
a civilian and an Iraqi soldier. No
casualties were reported when a Katyusha rocket fell on the al-Iraqiya TV
station. Last night, an Iraqi
soldier was wounded by an IED that exploded just outside his home. Also, an
al-Qaeda leader was arrested.
patrolman was killed at a checkpoint in Latifiya.
Council patrolman was gunned down.
people were wounded during a mortar attack in Baquba. An Awakening
Council member was killed during a clash with al-Qaeda members; three gunmen
Nine hostages were freed
in Zubair, and their abductors were arrested.
U.S. helicopters shot
and killed three
suspects south of Baghdad. An arms trafficker was arrested
in a separate incident.
Near Tal Afar, two suspects were captured
and seven car bombs were defused.
In Anbar province, 15 innocent detainees
Also, a fire
at a Baiji refinery killed three workers and injured 36 more. The fire
was blamed on technical problems not violence.
Compiled by Margaret