Updated at 6:25 p.m. EST, Jan. 19, 2008
The 10-day Ashuraa religious
today, but violence towards pilgrims continued until the very end. At least 29
Iraqis were killed and 65 others were wounded across Iraq, but none in Karbala,
where the main observances were held. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also,
Shi'ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr reportedly is
reconsidering his Mahdi Militia activity freeze, which led to a drastic reduction
in the number of deaths in Iraq over the last several months.
suicide bombers killed seven policemen and wounded 14 others in Ramadi.
American casualties in the attack have as yet been unconfirmed. One of the suicide
bombers was detained before he could blow up his explosives.
Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie was visiting a Shi’ite mosque
when gunmen surrounded the building; he was safely escorted out and no
casualties were reported. A bomb at a restaurant in Sadr City left
two dead and 13 wounded. Mortas fell in Shoala and Ghazaliya
but no casualties were reported. Two
dumped bodies were recovered.
A Katyusha rocket fell upon a group
of pilgrims, killing
seven and wounding 20 more, in Tal Afar.
A bomb killed
two people and wounded seven others heading into a mosque in Kirkuk.
Two gunmen were
killed as they were trying to bury a bomb.
In al-Khashab, a
bomb at the residence of the Diyala province governor left three
dead and two wounded. All the casualties were security personnel.
bearing gunshot wounds were found near Fallujah.
soldiers and three civilians were wounded during a mortar attack. Three gunmen
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing in Khanaqeen.
26 Soldiers of Heaven members in Hilla; this comes a day after large clashes
in Basra and Nassiriya. Also, 12 people suffered
food poisoning that they picked up at one of many rest stops built for Ashuraa
U.S. forces detained
16 suspects in central and northern Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret