Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Mar. 18, 2008
At least 38 Iraqis
were killed and another 77 were wounded during continued bombings throughout
the country. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration reported
finding that about 2.7 million Iraqis were displaced since the U.S. invasion of
the country and that their situation is deteriorating both within Iraq and in
host countries. Also, the main Sunni bloc boycotted
a reconciliation conference.
A car bomb in Mosul killed
three people and wounded 45 others.
In Baghdad, a roadside
bomb killed one person and wounded
13 others in the Shaab district. In Binouk, a separate bomb
killed three people and wounded
six others. Seven more people
were wounded in Yarmouk during another bombing. Also, five
unidentified bodies were recovered.
The toll from yesterday's bombing
in Karbala rose by nine
to 52 deaths.
A roadside bomb planted near an Iskandariya checkpoint
exploded, killing an Awakening
Council (Sahwa) member and wounding a second one.
fishermen were killed and a third was wounded during an encounter with an
Iranian patrol in the al-Fao area. Iran and Iraq share a waterway at the
Sahwa members were killed during a drive-by shooting in Baiji.
was killed during a raid near al-Isahaqi.
at a fake checkpoint in Samarra.
In Bani Saad, a hostage
and a kidnapper arrested.
Seven hostages were freed
near Amara, and their kidnappers were captured.
suffered a rocket attack, but no
casualties were reported.
U.S. forces killed
seven suspects and arrested eight others in central and northern Iraq.
Three policemen were
killed and three more were wounded during an IED attack in Abu Saida.
Twelve bombs were defused
in Basra. Also, gunmen attacked a sheikh who is an al-Sistani deputy; the
was wounded and his driver was killed.
a civilian in Kirkuk.
In Riyadh, a gunmen was captured
as he was booby-trapping a car.
U.S. forces detained
Rasheed al-Ziydan, the chief of the National Front of Iraqi Tribes, during a raid
in Hajj Ali village.
The Iraqi Army arrested
51 suspects across Iraq. Two suspects were arrested
in Kirkuk. Another 13 were captured
in Basra. In Babel province, another seven were detained.
A gunman was arrested
in Baghdad. An army officer was arrested
in Diyala. Meanwhile, 50 detainees were freed
in Salah ad Din province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis