Updated at 12:20 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2008
At least 48 Iraqis were
killed and 70 more were wounded in the latest violence. Clashes continue in
Sadr City, while bombings killed and injured many in Baghdad. One British soldier
was injured. Also, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, leader of the Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda,
may have been captured in
soldier was injured during a rocket attack at the Basra International
possibly foreign, civilians were killed. A vicious clash broke out nearby,
in Zubair. There are no
reports of casualties yet, but many rockets were fired at a National Police
base. Also, 48 people were arrested
In Baghdad, a car bomb in Mansour killed
seven people, including policemen, and wounded
19 others. Three people
were killed and six were wounded during a Katyusha rocket attack on Sadoun
Street, near the al-Nasr Cinema. Three
people were wounded during a roadside bombing near the National Theater.
In Zayouna, a roadside bomb left one
dead and five wounded. A roadside bomb injured
five Iraqi soldiers near Shabb Stadium. Seven
people were injured near a mosque in the Jihad neighborhood. Four
unidentified bodies were found. The body
of a policeman was discovered in Abu Dsheer. Also, a Katyusha rocket landed
in the Green Zone, but no casualties were reported.
Seven people were killed
and 20 were wounded during overnight clashes in Sadr City. U.S. forces
killed 17 suspects in Baghdad
and Sadr City. MNF forces, on Iraqi Cabinet orders, shut
down a radio station loyal to the al-Sadr political bloc.
bomber in Dhuluiya wounded
four people, including the police chief and three security guards. An Awakening
Council (Sahwa) leader
In Mosul, a bomb seriously injured
a policeman. A dumped body
was found. Also, soldiers killed
a suicide bomber attempting to enter a hotel.
U.S. forces detained
17 suspects across Iraq.
Southwest of Baquba, a judge was kidnapped.
In Amara, two people were arrested
and their cache of landmines was confiscated.
Two men making bombs at
home in Diwaniya were captured.
a professor in Kut.
al-Qaeda suspects were killed during a pre-dawn raid in Samarra.
by Margaret Griffis