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January 21, 2008
Monday: 4 GIs, 40 Iraqis Killed; 42 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:25 p.m. EST, Jan. 22, 2008

At least 40 Iraqis were killed and 42 more were wounded in the latest attacks. One of the wounded is a relative of Saddam Hussein who was injured during arrest in Tikrit. Also, four American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents.

A Marine was killed on Jan. 19 in Anbar province during combat operations. On the same day, an IED killed an MND-C soldier in Arab Jabour. Another soldier died in Mosul from an IED attack, and an IED killed a fourth soldier in Taji.

In Baghdad, seven dumped bodies were found. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Baladiyat wounded three others instead. No casualties were reported during a mortar attack in al-Uwayrij, nor in an IED attack in Nosoor. Two roadside bombs left no casualties in Harthiyah.

Near Tikrit in Hajjaj, a suicide bomber attacked a mourning tent, killing 18 people and wounding 22 others.

A car bomb in Qahira killed two people and wounded nine people.

A clash erupted between Awakening Council members and gunmen at a checkpoint near Fallujah. Four council members and two gunmen were killed, and two council members were wounded.

An IED wounded two people in Kirkuk.

In Mosul, a U.S. helicopter fired upon three policemen suspected of planting a roadside bomb. Two policemen were killed and the third was wounded.

Two hostages were freed in Amara.

Police in Tikrit wounded and arrested a relative of Saddam Hussein under suspicion of financing militant groups.

Gunmen killed a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in Kalar village.

Two policemen were wounded during an IED attack in Muqdadiyah.

Gunmen burned down several buildings in the al-Malali area.

At least 240 people thought to belong to the Ansar Ahmad al-Yamani religious sect were detained in southern Iraq; Karbala police arrested nine more. This sect might be part of a larger doomsday cult known as the Soldiers of Heaven but some authorities deny this. Large clashes in Nassiriya and Basra last Friday were attributed to both groups.

U.S. forces killed two suspects and detained 18 others across central and northern Iraq. Iraqi special forces killed a militant group leader in Baghdad. Joint Iraqi-U.S forces detained 15 suspects in al-Muradiya. Also, U.S. military aircraft bombed 30 locations in Arab Jabour.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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