Updated at 11:45 p.m. EST, Jan. 8, 2008
Tuesday saw a break from
attacks; however, at least 24 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another
17 were wounded in light violence. Two Arabs were killed in Suleimaniya
as well. Meanwhile, American troops staged
a massive but secretive assault in Diyala province. Also, one
American soldier was killed yesterday in Salman Pak.
five dumped bodies
were recovered. A roadside bomb blasted a Yarmouk council member, killing
him and wounding two bodyguards. In Zaafaraniya, a national
police colonel was killed as he sat in his car. Gunmen killed
a deputy manager of a Mansour area tax office. No
casualties were reported after a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. patrol.
Also, US troops raided
a kindergarten in Sadr City.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb
a civilian. Three
dumped bodies were also recovered.
bomber in Madaen killed
two policemen and wounded five others, including at least two civilians. Also,
a mortar attack resulted in two
was accidentally killed in crossfire between police and gunmen in Kut.
Near Hilla, a former
army officer was gunned down.
of two Arabs were found in Suleimaniya.
was injured during an explosion in Muqdadiyah.
A bomb killed
a woman at her home in Jalawla.
In Tikrit, a roadside
bomb wounded three
was killed during a roadside bombing in Shura.
A police officer
and his driver were kidnapped
while traveling between Baghdad and Baquba.
suspects were killed during operations in Diyala province. U.S. sources
a taxi driver in Fallujah. Four suspects were detained
in Baghdad. Iraqi police killed
a gunman in Baghdad; three
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during security operations.
by Margaret Griffis