Updated at 12:10 a.m. EDT, July 7, 2008
The workweek in Iraq began
with several deadly attacks. At least 26 Iraqis were killed 43 more were wounded
across the country. The biggest attacks were in Baghdad and Jalawla. Meanwhile,
soldier died of non-combat related causes.
six people were killed and 14
more were wounded when a car bomb blew up in Shabb; a second car bomb
at that spot. This was
the third attack in four days near the Yarmuk Hospital A separate car bomb
wounded five in Jamiya;
the injured may have been policemen defusing
a bomb. Also, three
security personnel were wounded during operations, and two
dumped bodies were found.
Several neighborhoods in Sadr City
off after clashes that occurred overnight. The arrest of a Sadrist official set
off the confrontations. No casualties were reported.
relatives were killed when a roadside bomb blasted the family of a local Kurdish
official in Jalawla. The
official and as many as 11 others were wounded. Some sources later reported
that the official
died as well.
Iraqi soldier was killed and four others were wounded during an IED attack
Clashes between Awakening Council (Sahwa) members and
Iraqi army troops in Baquba left two
A roadside bombing in Haswa killed
one person and wounded another.
merchant was killed in Kut. The man held U.S. nationality and had arrived
A female body
bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Mussayab.
in Talkif, a predominantly Christian unaccustomed to violence.
In Kirkuk, 20 gunmen turned
themselves over to police. A "key" al-Qaeda leader was captured.
Four Iraqi policemen
were injured during a roadside bombing.
A bomb was placed on a car
belonging to the head of a Sahwa council in Iskandariya. He
was killed shortly after meeting with U.S. forces.
six captives in Khanaqin after negotiations with relatives.
child was killed and another was injured in a landmine blast. The landmine
is believed to date from the Saddam era. Officials estimate that Iraq has 4000
landmine fields within its borders. That is 25% of the total number of mines worldwide.
civilian was shot and
killed in Mosul.
an Iraqi army officer on his way home to Dhuluiya. Two suspects were
Compiled by Margaret Griffis