Updated at 7:50 p.m EDT, May 18, 2008
Clashes reignited in Sadr
City, but otherwise Iraq was relatively calm today. At least 28 Iraqis were
killed and 56 more were wounded in violence limited mostly to the capital.
soldier was killed and another wounded in Salah ad Din province when their
patrol struck a roadside bomb.
Fighting resumed in Sadr City where
four people were killed and
38 more were injured. An al-Sadr source said that Iraqi forces opened fire
on people at a marketplace, killing
seven of them. Three others
were killed when they attacked U.S. forces
In Baghdad, a car
two Iraqi soldiers and wounded six others in Zayouna. Four
people were wounded when a mortar struck Iskan. Two
gunmen were killed after they attacked U.S. forces in northwestern Baghdad.
No casualties were
reported after rockets fell in the Green Zone. Two
civilians were injured during an IED attack in Ataifiyah. An IED targeting
a U.S. patrol near al-Kindi hospital injured
two civilians instead. Also, a fire consumed
a number of stores in the Amil marketplace, but no casualties were reported
after U.S. forces detonated an IED found there. Also, four
dumped bodies were found.
A U.S. air strike in Khan Bani Saad
killed six suspects and
destroyed a weapons cache.
Coalition forces in Mosul prevented
a car bombing, and a large arms cache was found
Fifteen suspects were detained
in central and northern Iraq.
Four suspects were captured
The police chief in al-Rashad was arrested
under suspicion of collaborating with gunmen.
Fifty people were detained
in Maysan province.
casualties were reported near Suleimaniyah where Iranian sources continue
to bomb suspected Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) rebel locations.
Basra, a grenade was tossed at an entertainment store. No
one was hurt. Another bomb blasted a building housing the Iraqi Labour Union
and the Iraqi Communist Party, but no
casualties were reported. Clashes between police commandos and and gunmen
left four people with
Compiled by Margaret Griffis