Updated at 11:20 p.m. EST, Feb. 10, 2008
As U.S. Defense Secretary
Robert Gates made a surprise
visit to Iraq to meet with political leaders and military commanders, at
least 86 Iraqis were killed and 107 more were wounded in new attacks. No Coalition
deaths were reported, but a U.S. soldier was found
guilty in of murdering an Iraqi.
A suicide car bomber near Balad blasted
a Yathrib area checkpoint manned by Iraqi police and Awakening Council
members. At least 33
were killed and 51 more were injured.
West of Mosul in the Tal Abta
area, six tribal fighters and
ten al-Qaeda suspects were killed during clashes following a armed attack
on a pair of villages. The clashes lasted
several hours. Two women and
four children were also killed during the initial attack. Five
Awakening Council members and two
women were injured during crossfire.
In Baghdad, five
dumped bodies were discovered in various neighborhoods. Gunmen in Yarmouk
fired upon two
Defense Ministry officials, wounding them seriously. In Nosoor Square, gunmen
fired upon a bus, killing
one person and injuring two more. Also, U.S. forces conducted a raid
on a psychiatric hospital in connection with a pair of significant bombings last
Mortars striking a police station killed
three people and wounded 19 others in Balad Ruz.
in al-Hadj, an Iraqi soldier killed
a civilian and wounded three others after a squabble at the civilian's fuel
station. The soldiers involved were later arrested.
Awakening Council members were killed and two others were wounded during a
bombing on a checkpoint in Amiriyat al-Fallujah.
brothers were found dead in Tikrit. A relative said that an Iraqi army
force killed them in the presence of family members, but security forces claim
the brothers were staging an attack.
On a highway between Tikrit
and Baghdad, two
civilians were gunned down.
of a woman was found shot to death in Arbil.
Awakening Council members were wounded during a car bombing between Hawija
A grave containing five
bodies was discovered in Bab al-Sham.
people were killed and seven injured during an suicide attack at a checkpoint
in Albo Efan.
people were injured during a suicide bombing in downtown Mosul.
In al-Sahaji, four
Iraqi soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded during a suicide
fuel tanker bombing. The bombing was near a power plant. Damage to the high tension
casualties were reported after the British base in Basra received a
A car bomb was defused
The Iraqi Army arrested
75 people across Iraq.
Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces arrested
two suspects near Hilla.
A senior al-Qaeda suspect was arrested
Compiled by Margaret Griffis