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February 12, 2008
Tuesday: 46 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 7:35 p.m. EST, Feb. 12, 2008

As Coalition and Iraqi forces secure more areas in Iraq, the number of mass graves found has increased. The latest was found in Muqdadiyah, while several more bodies were discovered scattered around Baquba. Overall, at least 46 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 18 more were wounded in attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported.

A grave containing 13 bodies was found in Muqdadiyah.

Seven bodies were found in villages around Baquba.

In Baghdad, the body of a local journalist was found; three unidentified bodies were also recovered. In Doura, mortar fire killed two people and wounded eight others. A roadside bomb wounded a policeman in Karrada. No casualties were reported during a bombing on Canal Street and another in Baladiyat.

An Anbar Awakening Council leader survived an assassination attempt in Ramadi that left him wounded along with three bodyguards. Also, security forces killed a gunman.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a civilian, and policemen found a weapons cache. Elsewhere, a roadside bomb targeting U.S. forces killed an Iraqi civilian instead. In the afternoon, clashes left one policeman and seven gunmen dead.

An armed attack on a highway in southern Basra left one policeman dead and two others wounded. Gunmen killed a motorcycle cop.

Karbala police killed three al-Qaeda suspects and detained 11 others.

A nine-year-old girl was killed by a roadside bomb in al-Abara.

Gunmen attacked a minibus carrying students between Kanaan and Balad Ruz. Three students were killed and three more were injured.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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