Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, June 24, 2008
In Sadr City, a bomb
blast in a council building killed four Americans and wounded another.
A dual Italian-Iraqi national and a number of Iraqis were also among the casualties.
Overall, at least 22 Iraqis were killed and 107 more were wounded in this
and other attacks. Two of the Americans were U.S. soldiers.
A bomb struck
a district council building in Sadr City. Two
U.S. soldiers and two American employees were killed in the blast, while
a U.S. soldier was wounded.
government employee was killed; he was an Iraqi-born interpreter who held
Italian citizenship. U.S. forces believe
that a high-ranking official was the target of the bomb and are pointing the finger
at Iran-backed "special groups" for the attack. Six
Iraqis were killed and 10 more were injured as well, but the status of the
target official has not been released. A suspect testing positive for explosive
residue was captured fleeing
In Mosul, two
people were killed, including a cop and a baby, and as many as 90
more were wounded in a suicide bombing near a police station; considerable
damage was done
to surrounding buildings. U.S. forces killed
three family members and arrested two others for unknown reasons. An off-duty
police lieutenant was shot dead
as he left a university campus where he is studying law. Gunmen killed
a tax department employee. Separately, four university students were kidnapped,
but two were later released. Also, U.S. forces killed
an al-Qaeda suspect.
In Baghdad, a body
belonging to an Abu Dsheer council member was discovered; three
unidentified bodies were found elsewhere. . In Kamaliyah, two
people were injured during a mortar attack. A civilian
was injured during a bombing in Andalus Square. U.S. troops bagged
four suspects in Karrada, while Iraqi forces detained
A roadside bomb blasted an Awakening Council (Sahwa) group patrol
in Balad. Two members
were killed and four more were wounded.
gunmen was killed and 12 more were captured in northern Iraq by U.S.
In Rashad, a local
official was shot and killed.
A media watchdog group reported
that U.S. forces detained the head of a Tikrit journalist's union. His
son was also arrested.
Twenty-four suspects were detained
and four weapons caches were confiscated in Amara. Among them was
the head of a municipal council.
In Karbala, three people suspected
of murder and kidnapping were arrested.
An al-Qaeda suspect was captured
Across Ninewah, nine suspects were captured.
The Iraqi army captured
a "special groups" leader in Kut. "Special groups" is a term used by the
U.S. military to describe Shi'ite militia members they believe are receiving support
from neighboring Iran. Two more suspects were arrested
in a nearby area.
Also, a Turkish soldier was killed
in a clash with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels in southeastern Turkey.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis