Updated at 9:00 p.m EST, Jan. 30, 2008
A flurry of small bombings
continued in and around Baghdad for the second day in a row. Overall, at least
28 Iraqis were killed and 35 more wounded throughout the country. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Also, two new studies reported significant new findings
concerning Iraqi war deaths and wounded American soldiers.
to an Opinion Research Group poll, over one million Iraqis have died since
the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
A U.S. military study suggested
that thousands of soldiers returning home from Iraq may be suffering from post-traumatic
disorders instead of organic brain injuries as previously believed. The soldiers
are exhibiting a number of maladies including memory loss, depression and irritability.
Doctors warned that it is difficult to know the origin of the symptoms in each
particular case; however, this new explanation offers more treatment opportunities
for the soldiers. Meanwhile, the number of suicides and self-inflicted wounds
In Baghdad, three
dumped bodies were recovered. A policeman
was killed and five more were wounded during a bombing near Mustansiriya
Square. In Ghadir, five
police commandos and two civilians were wounded. A mortar attack in Mansour
one dead boy and three others wounded. On Nidhal Street, a roadside
bomb injured two more. A
bomb near the Technology Institute wounded
a policeman. Also, U.S. forces wounded
two gunmen and captured five more during security operations; eight phone
company employees were also arrested.
Five people were killed
and two more wounded during a roadside bombing in Saidiyah yesterday.
Gunmen killed one person
and wounded three others members of his family near Khalis.
In Mosul, two
bodies were recovered. Gunmen killed
a university professor and a student in the the al-Mishraq neighborhood.
Also, police killed
a gunman in al-Jadida. Meanwhile, Ansar al-Islam claimed
responsibility for the deaths of five U.S. servicemen on Monday.
of two brothers were found beheaded in Tuz Khormatu. They were kidnapped
last week. Their heads may have been found
was found in Duluiyah.
person was reported injured in yesterday’s attack on an al-Furat TV crew near
In Thiraa’ Dijla, an Abo Zakarya Awakening Council
member was killed and
three others were wounded during a suicide bombing.
was killed during a home invasion in Bardaniyah village. Two
sons and a daughter were injured during the attack.
were kidnapped in
the abduction of a fellow policemen in Zubayr. The kidnappers were arrested.
The director of the Diyala Health Directorate and his two brothers were
in Baquba. Two
Awakening Council members were killed and three more were injured during an
armed attack. Meanwhile, U.S. forces killed
four suspects and arrested two others north of the city.
two suspects were detained.
Eight were captured
in Salman Pak and three more were arrested
Compiled by Margaret Griffis