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January 23, 2008
Wednesday: 104 Iraqis Killed, Over 320 Wounded

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 a gunman.

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.

Two Awakening Council members were injured during a blast in al-Hay.

An engineer was kidnapped in Basra.

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

 
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