Updated at 6:30 p.m. EDT, June 28, 2008
lost its first servicemember to the Iraqi war. Meanwhile, 41
Iraqis were killed and two more were injured. A mass
grave was the only significant violence on a quiet day marked mostly by detentions.
soldier died near Haditha. The cause of death was not disclosed. About
150 troops from the former Soviet republic are stationed in Iraq. He was the first
from Azerbaijan to have died in the conflict.
Iraqi police raided a suspected
al-Qaeda safe-house in Samarra. There they found the bodies
of seven torture victims, including one belonging to a woman.
bearing gunshot wounds was found in Kirkuk. Also, 10 people were arrested
during a raid.
U.S. forces killed
three suspects and captured a dozen others in northern Iraq.
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing. Five al-Qaeda suspects were
in a separate incident.
Two senior al-Qaeda suspects were arrested
A Sadrist office manager was detained
Dozens of residents in Dhi Qar protested
being passed over for employment in the police force.
A journalist and
his son were released
from U.S. detention in Tikrit after an investigation.
The police chief in al-Dor was detained.
suspects were arrested
In the Tharthar region, two al-Qaeda suspects were
A mass grave containing about 30
bodies was discovered.
In Hilla, a bomb targeting a National
Reform Office was safely defused. The party
was formed by former PM Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.
Also, a person killed
in an already-reported U.S. raid in Karbala yesterday happend to be a relative
of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Compiled by Margaret