Updated at 11:17 p.m. EDT, March 14, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis
were killed and 42 were wounded in the latest round of violence. Attack reports
are usually lighter on Fridays as many reporters in Iraq take the day off. No
Coalition deaths were reported.
Clashes between Mahdi Army members and
Iraqi police continued in Kut. Two
people were killed and ten more were wounded.
In Mosul, a pair
of suicide bombers killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded ten people at a
person was killed and 10 were wounded when a motorcycle bomb blew up in Suwayra.
two people and wounded four others in Radisiya. Joint forces, including
Awakening Council (Sahwa) members conducted a security raid that netted nine suspects;
son of a chieftain was killed during the raid.
coach was gunned down. An IED targeted a U.S. vehicle in Doura, but
the number of casualties
is unknown; also, the U.S. base there suffered
a rocket attack. A roadside bomb blasted a garbage truck, injuring
its driver. Also, two
dumped bodies were found.
Gunmen in Najaf killed
a policeman yesterday during a drive-by shooting.
Police and Sahwa
members killed an al-Qaeda leader
in Samarra. A car failed to stop at a checkpoint; security forces fired
upon it, killing a 15-year-old
bomber unleashed an attack in Rubiaa, near the Syrian border. At least
people were wounded.
killed three gunmen wearing explosives belts in Tal Afar.
soldiers killed two suspects
and arrested 24 across central and northern Iraq. Ten suspects were detained
in Iskandariya. Meanwhile, a huge weapons cache was found
in al-Alam. In Hilla, 1200 weapons were found. A weapons cache was
Also, Iraqi troops may soon be deployed
to take control of Basra's ports away from the militias that dominate the
city. Little news comes out of the city thanks to