Updated at 12:50 a.m. EDT, June 12, 2008
At 26 Iraqis were
killed and 40 more were wounded, mostly during a series of explosions in Baghdad.
Two U.S. military deaths were reported as well. Meanwhile, the Iraqi ambassador
in Tehran said a
bomb was found at his home, but Iranian authorities claimed a suspicious package
was not packed with explosives.
The DOD reported that an American
soldier died of injuries suffered in combat operations in Sinjar. Meanwhile,
MNF authorities reported another
soldier died of non-battle-related causes in Baghdad.
five minibus passengers were
killed and 10 were wounded during a bombing in Hurriya. A roadside
bomb in Kamb Sara killed
one civilian and wounded seven others. One
person was killed and seven more were injured during a blast in Karrada.
A bomb blast near a Binouk petrol station injured
two people. Also, one
gunman was killed and over 50 were detained in security operations.
Five bodies bearing gunshot
and torture wounds were found in Fallujah.
A roadside bomb in Kut
killed two policemen and wounded
four others. The bodies
of two policemen were brought in to the morgue.
a roadside bomb wounded
six people. Four
unidentified bodies, one a female, were buried.
under a curfew after the death of a tribal leader there yesterday.
al-Qaeda suspects were killed and 16 more were detained in Buhriz.
In Numaniya, U.S. forces captured
a "special groups" suspect they believe is a bomb expert. "Special groups" is
a term used by the military to describe Iranian-backed militia groups.
Gunmen blew up an army officer's home in Saidiya, but no
casualties were reported. Also, five suspects were arrested.
In Mosul, U.S. forces detained
a man believed to lead an al-Qaeda-linked court system. Eight suspects were detained
separately. Also, two roadside bombs were detonated and injured
Eighteen wanted men were arrested
In Nasr, 24 suspects were detained.
Near the Iranian border in Diyala province, a roadside bomb killed
three Kurdish soldiers and wounded three more.
Compiled by Margaret