Updated at 5:50 p.m. EST, March 1, 2008
At least 15 Iraqis
were killed and 21 others were wounded in the latest round of violence; a
British airman was also killed
during a rocket attack in Basra. Meanwhile, in Diyala province, Awakening Council
members returned to their
posts after a three-week "strike" protesting the police chief.
Suleiman Pak killed
two people and wounded 12 more when they attacked a bus carrying pilgrims
returning from Karbala. Also, eleven captives were freed
hours after they were kidnapped from Khalis.
An armed attack on a bus in
Udhaim left three dead.
A roadside bomb killed three
Iraqi soldiers and wounded three others north of Baquba.
Mahmudiya, one person
was killed and three more were wounded during a roadside bombing.
Three separate bomb blasts targeting U.S. patrols in Mosul left one
injured Iraqi civilian.
North of Fallujah in Zhiraa Dijla, two
dumped bodies were found.
In Baghdad, two
bodies were found dumped.
A roadside bomb in Mulla Eid left
three Iraqis soldiers dead and two others wounded. Also, a
tribal chieftain was
killed during fighting between al-Qaeda and Iraqi forces.
killed six suspects and detained
13 others during in central and northern Iraq. In Baghdad, an Iranian-trained
sniper was captured along
with three others. Also, a man was arrested
in Khan Bani Saad under suspicion of training women to use suicide vests;
among his recruits was his wife. In Thi Qar province, 139 suspects were arrested
during security operations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis