Updated at 5:20 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2008
At least 29 Iraqis were killed and 76 more were wounded in the latest
attacks. The worst occurred in Sinjar. Several foreign fighters were also killed
near Tikrit. No Coalition deaths were reported, but the army released
figures on U.S. military suicides, which are at their highest in decades if not
at an all time high.
bomber in Sinjar killed
20 people and wounded 42 others. Most were
police recruits. The police chief was dismissed
over the incident.
In Baghdad, six
people were wounded when gunmen lobbed a hand grenade at a minibus. Two unidentified bodies were also found by police.
In Mosul, a suicide bomber
driving a police vehicle killed
three police commandos and wounded nine others, including two policemen. At least 14 civilians were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a bus station, including women and children. Three
people were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted a police patrol.
Iraqi army soldiers were killed and another was wounded during a roadside
bombing in Buhriz.
A dozen people were killed
during clashes in Ouja near Tikrit, but the number of Iraqis killed
was not released. Fighters hidden in a fuel tanker attacked an Awakening Council
(Sahwa) patrol when they were stopped for inspection. Some of the fighters were
Sudanese or from other Arab countries. One
Sahwa member was seriously wounded. Ouja is the hometown of Saddam Hussein.
Thirteen suspects were captured
Eight people under suspicion of killing a police officer's
family were arrested
Compiled by Margaret Griffis and Jason Ditz