Updated at 12:05 a.m. EDT, June 11,2008
Although the assassination
of the head of Saddam Hussein's tribe rocked the country today, it was a relatively
quiet day marked mostly by arrests and detentions. At least 19 Iraqis were
killed and 26 were wounded in attacks. No Coalition troop deaths were reported.
The head of the al-Bu Nasir tribe, Sheikh
Ali al-Nida, was killed when a bomb planted on his car went off in Awja.
One guard was also killed and
three more were wounded. Saddam Hussein belonged to this particular tribe,
and the sheikh was in charge of the former president's remains after his execution.
He had just spoken
abour about reconciling with the central government.
three dumped bodies
were found. A suspected car bomber drove into a fence in eastern Baghdad where
gunmen erupted from the vehicle; one
gunman was killed, and the car did not explode. In a separate incident, U.S.
soldiers killed a man who
ignored warning shots. One
Iraqi officer was killed and five soldiers were wounded during security operations.
Five suspects, two al-Qaeda in Iraq members, were captured.
Police commandos detained
22 suspects. Also, a pair of roadside bombs targeting police and army patrols
in Shabb resulted in no
Also, in the capital, five
people were wounded during a bombing on Saadoun Street.
family members were wounded in Tuz Khormato when gunmen tossed a hand
grenade at their home
U.S. and Iraqi forces killed
three suspects and detained five in northern Iraq.
al-Shiyukh, a bomb blasted a motorcade carrying a provincial council member.
Four guards were wounded.
55 wanted men and 10 suspects during unrelated raids.
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk.
In Wassit, the body
of a man wearing a uniform and bearing bullet wounds was pulled out of a body
Between Tikrit and Baiji, gunmen killed
a former officer during the Saddam era.
Six Iraqi soldiers were arrested
in Karbala for collaborating with kidnappers.
A curfew in Hit
has been lifted.
killed two civilians in
A roadside bomb injured
two people in Mahmudiya.
South of Nassirya, police defused
a C-4 bomb that had a camera attached to it.
In Ninewa province,
U.S. forces discovered four
bodies belonging to a pair of policemen and another pair of recruits.
mayor of Suleiman Bek survived
an assassination attempt, but one
guard was injured.
No casualties were reported during continued
Turkish attacks in northern Iraq. Turkish authorities have been fighting
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels who are after an independent Kurdistan.
by Margaret Griffis