Updated at 10:45 p.m. EST, Jan. 20, 2008
At least 43 Iraqis
were killed and 41 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths
were reported, but two
Czech soldiers were wounded during a rocket attack in Basra.
people were killed and 20 wounded during an Ashuraa celebration in Balad
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
a civilian and wounded three policemen in Zayouna. Near an Amusement
park in Saidiya, a mortar hit and home and injured
two people. No casualites
were reported after a roadside bomb blew up near an American patrol in Amil.
Also, two dumped bodies
In Fallujah, six
people were killed and 10
others wounded when a teenage
suicide bomber struck at a celebration for an Awakening Council leader just
released from U.S. custody.
Mosul police shot
dead a suicide truck bomber. He managed to detonate his explosives but only
two people were
Clashes erupted in central Samarra, when gunmen attacked
a local Awakening Council; three
of the gunmen were killed. In a separate incident, a former Baath Party member
was gunned down.
A senior Nassiriya police
officer died of wounds sustained in Friday’s clashes.
casualties were reported in Basra after small clashes between police
and Soldiers of Heaven members were renewed. Twenty suspects were arrested.
Four hostages were freed
A roadside bomb near Saad Camp killed
two people and injured one other.
In Muqdadiyah, gunmen killed
An Awakening Council member
was killed during clashes in Baquba.
An attack at a Hawija
checkpoint left an Awakening
Council member dead and three others wounded.
The Iraqi army killed
14 suspects and detained 60 across Iraq. Iraqi security forces arrested
45 sect members in several southern Iraq cities. A senior
al-Qaeda suspect and two aides were killed in a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation.
Also, ten al-Qaeda suspects were arrested
in al-Ali village. Meanwhile, 204 detainees were freed.
the U.S. military released
a final death toll of 796 in the bombings that targeted the Yazidi tribe
near Sinjar last year. This figure is much higher than previous estimates.
by Margaret Griffis