Updated at 9:30 p.m. EDT, May 16, 2008
Few clashes were reported
in Sadr City, where a truce between Shi'ite gunmen and Iraqi forces was imposed
earlier this week. At least 16 Iraqis were killed and another 41 were wounded
in attacks during a fairly quiet prayer day. Also, the DOD reported
the death of an American soldier who had been injured May 1st in Baghdad.
information was released
on an assassination attempt that occurred yesterday in Baghdad. An attack on an
Iranian convoy left two Iranian diplomats with wounds. Two employees were also
wounded. One employee was Iranian, while the other was an Iraqi. Iran is holding
the U.S. responsible for the attacks. Meanwhile, Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah
Ali al-Sistani warned
of an increase in assassinations and the consequences that may follow.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb in a central district killed
one person and wounded three others. A bomb targeting an army patrol wounded
three civilians near the al-Nahda garage. Another bomb injured
two civilians in Zaafaraniyah. U.S. forces killed
a gunman and wounded a second when they attacked a patrol while in eastern
Baghdad. No injuries
were reported when mortars struck the Ghazaliyah police station and a marketplace
in Shabb. Also, four
dumped bodies were found.
Hospital sources in Sadr City reported
two dead and 11 injured
in the latest violence. These included several people who were brought into hospital
from eastern Baghdad neighbrohoods.
A suicide car bomber attacked a Fallujah
police station. Four policemen
were killed and nine others were wounded. Police beat
up two photojournalists who arrived to cover the scene. Also, one
policeman was seriously wounded during a separate shooting.
was wounded when security forces detonated a roadside bomb. A stray bullet
a doctor inside his home. Stray bullets also killed
a woman. Also, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki offered
amnesty and cash rewards for gunmen. In Ninewah province, many gunmen are thought
to belong to Sunni militias and al-Qaeda. Unlike a similar crackdown in Basra,
the U.S. is providing support to the Iraqi security forces conducting the operation.
Meanwhile, 14 suspects were detained.
A bomb in Jalawla left five
people wounded. Four of them were children belonging to the same family.
Nine suspects were detained
U.S. forces captured
12 suspects in Iskandariya.
An Iraqi journalist and his son were
in Diwaniya after spending four months in custody without a trial.
roadside bomb factory was found
Near Kirkuk, a roadside bomb killed
one civilian and wounded three members of his family.
villages in the Bashdar district. No
casualties were reported but villagers were evacuating along with their livestock.
A body was
found near Sirwan Lake.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis