Updated at 11:50 p.m. EST, Jan. 31, 2008
For the third day in
a row, Baghdad saw a number of small bombings. At least 23 Iraqis were killed
or found dead and 38 more were wounded in attacks across the country. Two
U.S. soldiers were also killed. Meanwhile, the head of a parliamentary committee
of the dire consequences facing Iraqi war widows. Also, military authorities reported
that troopmember suicides are up by as much as 20 percent, and Bush administration
stricter rules to govern security contractors in Iraq.
A roadside bomb
an American soldier today in Baghdad, while another U.S.
servicember was killed by indirect fire in Tikrit.
three policemen and three civilians
were killed during a roadside bombing in Zayouna. A pair of roadside
bombs targeting a convoy on Palestine Street wounded
three bodyguards who work for the electricity minister and at least
two others. A car bomb killed
five people and wounded eight more in Kadhimiya. Four
people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Ghadeer. In Karrada,
a roadside bomb wounded two civilians.
Also, two dumped bodies
Rockets landing on the British base in Basra injured
three British soldiers, and as many as 10
Iraqi airport workers as well. British officials denied
that a helicopter was destroyed during attacks. One
person was killed and five others were wounded when British troops returned
A suspected al-Qaeda leader
was killed during a raid on his home in Khalis.
head was found in Suleiman Pek.
A car bomb was detonated near
a hospital in Mosul, but no
casualties were reported. Two
dumped bodies were recovered. A second car bombing left two
wounded. Also, nine suspects were detained,
and five university students were kidnapped.
Near Mosul in Hamdaniya, three
unidentified bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found.
Six people were
at a fake checkpoint in Khaneqeen.
civilians were wounded during clashes in Baquba. Also, two women, who
are cousins to the governor of Diyala, were abducted
from a fake checkpoint between Abbara and Baquba.
Near Baiji, gunmen
killed a father and
son at a restaurant.
casualties were reported, officials in Fallujah imposed a curfew after
a roadside bomb was detonated near a U.S. patrol.
A Christian boy was kidnapped
Also, at least 17 suspects were arrested
Compiled by Margaret Griffis