Updated at 5:25 p.m EST, Jan. 13, 2008
At least 13 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and another 26 were injured in various incidents. In
Diyala, deliberately contaminated water sickened over a dozen people. In Baghdad,
security forces will impose a motorcycle ban to prevent attacks during Ashuraa.
American soldier was killed and four more were wounded during an IED attack
in Ninewah province yesterday.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were found in as many neighborhoods. In the Arasat neighborhood,
a clash erupted after gunmen stormed an office, killing
a civilian and kidnapping another. A policeman
was killed while an Iraqi soldier was injured along with a gunman. The hostage
Elsewhere in Baghdad, a pair of mortar shells fell on a petrol
station in Doura, injuring
two people. A roadside bomb wounded
three people in Sadr City. U.S. forces killed
a gunman. Two hostages were freed.
Also, Baghdad will impose
a motorbike curfew during the Ashuraa observances, which culminate on Saturday.
In Diyala province, 14
civilians became ill after drinking contaminated water. Police believe that
the contamination was deliberate.
was killed during a home invasion in Mosul. Two
dumped bodies were recovered. Yesterday, police found a body
Gunmen wounded the head of
the national reconciliation council in the al-Ghalibiya area. He was on
his way to Khalis.
In Iskandariya, three
people were wounded in separate bombings.
Witnesses say that U.S.
forces shot and killed
a man in Fallujah, but military authorities denied
Gunmen blew up a liquor store in Makhmour, injuring
Near Tikrit, gunmen blew
up an oil pipeline.
of a Kurdish man was found in Jalawla.
In Kesinzan, gunmen
killed a doctor's assistant.
U.S. forces detained
15 suspects in Diyala province and destroyed a booby-trapped home and captured
13 suspects in other locations.. Seven people were arrested
in Karbala. Security forces captured
21 suspects in the capital. Also, 140 security guards were fired
in Basra after they were accused of committing crimes.
by Margaret Griffis