Updated at 12:45 p.m. EST, Jan. 29, 2008
A pair of large explosions
shook northern Iraq today, leaving dozens of casualties. Overall, at least
104 Iraqis were killed and over 320 were wounded across Iraq. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Also, a study from the Iraqi Health Ministry warned
that 35 percent of the population are suffering from severe mental health problems
due to ongoing violence.
A massive cache of explosives was detonated in
an abandoned building in Mosul, reportedly the Zinjeli neighborhood.
At least 60
people were killed and over 280 were injured during the blast. Meanwhile,
security forces killed
seven suspects in al-Risala, and gunmen killed
a Mosul University professor. Police also defused
two bombs and killed
In Baghdad, three
soldiers were killed and two more were wounded during an armed attack in Bab
al-Muadham. Gunmen also killed
the dean of Baghdad University’s dental school. No
casualties were reported during roadside bombings in Mansour and Zaafaraniyah.
Also, four dumped
bodies were found.
A suicide bomber or a car bomb killed
seven people and wounded 16 near Kirkuk in al-Dibis.
Awakening Council members were injured during a blast in al-Hay.
engineer was kidnapped
In Madaen, Iraqi security forces killed
15 gunmen and wounded 20 others over the last week.
Five Ansar Ahmad
al-Yamani supporters were captured in Karbala.
U.S. forces killed five
gunmen and detained 16 others in central and northern Iraq.
In Diyala province, 50 innocent detainees were released.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis