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February 26, 2008
Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 33 Iraqis Killed; 20 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:25 a.m. EST, Feb. 27, 2008

At least 33 Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest violence, which included a deadly attack on a minibus in Mosul. Clashes at the Turkish border continued as well. Also, the DOD reported that an American soldier died yesterday at Bethesda from wounds received last August in Baghdad.

Clashes between Turkish troops and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels in northern Iraq continued with possibly heavy losses on both sides. Meanwhile the Kurdish autonomous parliament asked that a treaty allowing Turkey to enter Iraq to fight with PKK separatists be rescinded, and the central government in Baghdad condemned Turkey's actions.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed 14 people and injured 15 more people who were traveling to Syria on a minibus. Three people were gunned down during a drive-by shooting. A booby-trapped car killed a policeman and wounded two more.

An Iraqi army major was killed in a clash with al-Qaeda in Kirkuk.

Gunmen kidnapped 21 men at two fake checkpoints in Diyala province.

Three Awakening Council members were gunned down and at least one other was injured during a drive-by shooting at a checkpoint in Hawija.

A dumped body was found in Hilla.

An Iraqi soldier was killed and his relative was kidnapped in Tuz Khormato.

Seven gunmen were killed and eight gunmen were arrested in Khan Bani Saad.

Two members of the Ansar Ahmad al-Yaman cult tried to ignite a riot at a checkpoint in Karbala and were arrested. Meanwhile, security forces found a large cache of weapons.

In Basra, a pair of missiles targeting the Iranian consulate fell short and injured no one. Two rockets aimed at the British base and an IED planted near a judge's house were defused without incident. Also, a hostage was freed.

An IED in Hibhib killed a truck driver and his assistant.

In Baghdad, one dumped body was found in the Jisr Diyala neighborhood. In al-Sinak, gunmen lobbed a grenade at a checkpoint and injured two soldiers.

Gunmen attacked a council member's home in Nasiriya, but no casualties were reported.

 

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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