Updated at 9:24 p.m. EDT, May 23, 2008
At least 19 Iraqis were
killed and 11 more were wounded on a quiet prayer day. Sadrist officials reported
that Iraqi security forces stopped Friday prayer services in Baghdad and Basra.
soldier was killed south of Baghdad in an IED attack yesterday. Also,
soldier was killed while on leave in the United States.
bomb in Fallujah wounded
six Marines in the Bustan Albo district. Their Iraqi
interpreter was killed in the incident, but these numbers may change
as more information becomes available. A technician
was killed, along with five others as he was defusing a separate bomb; three
others were wounded in the blast. Also, gunmen tried to storm the home of
a local council leader but were repelled
In Baghdad, Iraqi security forces stopped
a prayer service conducted by Sadrist leader and arrested hundreds of people,
including nearby shopowners and pedestrians. Three
buried bodies were discovered in Shula, while two
unidentified bodies were found in Saidiya. Three people were arrested
while planting a roadside bomb. Also, there was an explosion
in Bayaa, but casualties are as yet unreported.
one was injured in Mosul when U.S. forces accidentally set a home on
fire with a stun bomb. Police arrested
five people and confiscated weapons. Also, 150 people turned
themselves over to police.
Near Hawija, a roadside bomb killed
one person in a car and wounded
Iraqi soldiers were shot and wounded near Hasriya.
body was found near Lake Thar Thar.
two Iraqi soldiers near Tuz Khormato.
A large weapons cache
Four persons were detained
In Kirkuk, 13 suspects were detained.
Six men were captured
in Basra. Also, a Sadrist leader accused
Iraqi security forces of stopping religious services, but Iraqi authorities denied
bodies were found in Misherfa.
Compiled by Margaret