Updated at 11:15 p.m. EST, Feb. 15, 2008
At least 33 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 21 more were wounded during the latest violence.
It is the weekly prayer day, and two suicide bombers took advantage of mosque
worshippers to stage an attack in Tal Afar. No Coalition deaths were reported.
suicide bombers killed as many as four people and wounded 17 more during an
attack on a mosque in Tal Afar. The first bomber threw a grenade on exiting
worshippers then blew himself up. The second bomber was shot dead before he could
reach his targets.
A U.S. air strike killed
eight members of the same family in Hawija. Women and children were
among the dead.
In Balad Ruz, a family of four was kidnapped
at a fake checkpoint manned by uniformed gunmen. The body
of a kidnap victim was also found.
U.S. forces killed
three suspects and arrested 10 others across northern and central Iraq.
Five suspects were detained
In Baghdad, a bomb attached to a car blasted a Sahwa
checkpoint in Ghazilya, where it killed two
people and wounded four others. Also, four
dumped bodies were recovered.
bodies were found on the side of the road, north of Baquba in al-Salam.
Fifty detainees were released
in Ninewa province.
Near Jurf al-Sakhr, witnesses say that
U.S. soldiers shot and killed
a woman and her 11-year-ol girl. Two
men were also killed when they responded to the gunfire.
by Margaret Griffis