Updated at 8:30 p.m EST, Jan. 29, 2008
At least 61 Iraqis were
killed and another 56 were wounded in attacks mostly targeting civilians and
security personnel. Nineteen of the victims were found in a gruesome discovery
in Muqdadiyah. The DOD reported that a U.S.
soldier died Sunday of wounds received in a roadside bombing last July.
Also, President Bush said
that a slowdown in troop withdrawal is likely.
car bomb in Mosul left one
dead and as many as 15 Iraqis injured. The target was a U.S. patrol, but no
Americans were injured. This attack comes a day after five Americans were killed
in a combined attack in the Sumer neighborhood, and as Iraqi troops descend
on the city to rid it of suspected al-Qaeda elements. The U.S. military warned
that the complexity of the situation in Mosul could mean that it may take a long
time to secure the city.
In Baghdad, three
dumped bodies were found. A female
suicide bomber killed two women and wounded five others (possibly
Americans) at an Amiriya area checkpoint. Eight
people were wounded during a roadside bombing near the University of Technology.
Another 10 people were injured
during a roadside bombing near Tahrir Square. In Zayouna, a mortar
shell injured three police commandos.
people were injured as mortars fell on a residential area in al-Fadililya.
Three people were wounded
during an IED explosion in Yarmouk. Two Katyusha rockets landed in the
Green Zone, but no casualties
were reported. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol on Canal St. left
no casualties. Also,
over 500 people demonstrated against police detentions in the Abu Ghraib suburb.
Nine complete bodies
and 10 severed heads were discovered near Muqdadiyah. The bodies were
partially decomposed, while the heads were found nearby. Three
gunmen were also killed.
Gunmen attacked an official convoy in Saqlawiyah.
No casualties were reported during the attack; however, police and Awakening Council
members chased the attackers and executed
20 of them. Near the police station, two
suicide bombers were shot; the ensuing explosions wounded
schoolgirls were killed and two more were wounded when they encountered an
IED on their way to school near Duluiya.
local governor and his bodyguard were injured during an attack on their convoy
traveling through Sulaiman Pek.
Gunmen stormed a home in Iskandariya
and killed a man residing
Four missiles landed on a U.S. base in Fallujah, but no
casualties were reported. Also, two
truck drivers were kidnapped and killed between Fallujah and Tharthar.
bomb was defused in Tikrit, then ten students at the university were arrested.
In Mahatta, two
al-Furat news agency workers were killed and a third one was injured.
Iraqi soldier was killed during a combat mission. Eleven suspects were arrested
in and around Baghdad. Two Sadrists were arrested
in Diwaniyah. Also, three weapons caches were discovered
in Ninewah province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis