Updated at 9:15 p.m. EDT, May 14, 2008
A pair of blasts targeting
the Iraqi Islamic Party rocked Baghdad, while light violence continues in the
Sadr City suburb. Later in the day, a large suicide bombing occurred west of the
capital. At least 49 Iraqis were killed and 114 more were wounded. No Coalition
deaths were reported.
IN Abu Minasir, a suicide bomber attacke a
funeral held for a school principal
who was shot and killed yesterday. At least 22
people were killed and 40 more were wounded. Many Sunni tribesman who are
openly opposed to al-Qaeda were in attendance.
people were killed and 22 others were wounded during clashes in Sadr City.
Although there are still reports of attacks and the accompanying casualties, residents
say that it is calmer. U.S. troops killed
two men they caught planting a bomb during house-to-house searches in the
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
three people and wounded seven; the blast targeted a convoy belonging to prominent
Iraqi Islamic Party (IIIP) member, but he was not hurt. Three
civilians were killed and 27 others were wounded during a car bombing near
the Party headquarters in eastern Baghdad. Two
people were killed and six were wounded during fighting in Shula, which
is a Mahdi army stronghold. A civilian
and four Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bombing near Shabb Stadium.
Also, a bomb was detonated near a Green Zone gate, but no
casualties were reported. Also, five
dumped bodies were found.
In Yusufiya, a teenage
girl blew herself and an Iraqi soldier up at an Iraqi army post. Seven
soldiers were wounded as well.
four suspects seen planting an IED near Samarra.
weapons caches were found
in Mosul. Also, the curfew in effect will be lifted
during daylight hours tomorrow.
In Diyala, 38 detainees proved
their innocence and were released.
suspects were detained
and communications equipment was seized in Wassit province.
suspects were detained in Basra.
Compiled by Margaret