Updated at 7:35 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2008
At least 26 Iraqis were
killed and 50 were wounded in the latest attacks. The numbers rose from yesterday's
suicide bombing near Baghdad, while more attacks occurred in the capital itself.
No Coalition deaths were reported.
The death toll from yesterday's suicide
bombing at a funeral in Abu Minasir rose by three
dead and eight wounded to 25 killed and 48 wounded. One witness described
the bomber as a crying teenager and noted that the boy's suicide vest appeared
to have detonated by remote control, suggesting he was an unwilling accomplice.
In Baghdad, three
Iranian embassy employees were injured during a shooting in Kadhimiya.
A roadside bomb targeted the governor's convoy, killing
one bodyguard and wounding six people near Nasser Square. In Nafaq
al-Shurta, a roadside bomb killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded four more. The U.S military killed
five gunmen in Kadhimiya. Three
dumped bodies were discovered. Also, no
casualties were reported after a bomb blasted a U.S. convoy on Qanat Street
and a second one
Clashes in Sadr City left seven
dead and 19 wounded. Women and children were among the injured. U.S. forces
said they killed two gunmen.
In Jalawla, a roadside bomb killed
two policemen and wounded four others.
A blast killed
two people in Balad Ruz.
policemen were injured during a blast in Khaneqeen.
the Iraqi army arrested
the manager of the Ninevah governor's office and the head of the facilities protection
Two suspects were detained
and a weapons cache was confiscated in Makhmour.
Three doctors were
kidnapped near al-Hamra
Iran bombarded the Qalaat Daza district, but no
casualties were reported. In the past, Iran has targeted PJAK (Partiya Jiyana
Azada Kurdistanê) rebel bases there. They believe the rebels use the bases
to stage attacks in Iranian territory.
dumped bodies were found near Lake TharThar.