Updated at 7:15 p.m. EDT, Mar. 9, 2008
At least 28 Iraqis were
killed and another 10 were wounded in the latest attacks. The U.S. military
that a recent surge in killings should not be taken as an overall return to violence.
No Coalition deaths were reported.
Military authorities reported
that many U.S. soldiers became ill after using contaminated water for bathing.
A grave containing six bodies
was found near Khalis, only a day after a significant mass grave containing
100 very decomposed corpses was found there.
In Mosul, a car bomb
killed two people and wounded
five others. Gunmen shot
dead a civilian. Also, a body
Gunmen stormed a home in Iskandariya, where they killed
a neighborhood supervisor and his son. Police later killed
A bomb attack in Tikrit left one
policeman dead and three others wounded. Two other simultaneous blasts left
playing with a roadside bomb was killed in Mussayab.
Mortar fire in
Mahmudiya injured one
were killed during a roadside bombing on a highway near Haditha.
a civilian in Baquba.
Thirty-four suspects were captured
In Baghdad, two
dumped bodies were recovered. In Zaafaraniyah, a pair of bombs left one
dead and one injured. A roadside bombing in Karrada left no
casualties. 13 wanted suspects were arrested.
bodies were found in Tal Afar. They belonged to a woman and her son.
A Mahdi Army commander was detained
in Wassit province.
In Diyala province, security forces
found a cache containing
weapons and airplane parts.
Two men, described as a finance minister and
an agricultural minister for al-Qaeda, were arrested
in separate incidents.
Security officials said
that the worsening crisis in Basra is due to an uncontrolled border with
Compiled by Margaret Griffis