Updated at 7:50 p.m. EDT, July 7, 2008
At least 24 Iraqis were
killed and 58 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Several bombings took
place across Iraq, including another suicide bombing carried out by a woman. Awakening
Council members were targeted in several cities as well. No Coalition deaths were
suicide bomber killed two people and wounded 14 others at a Mafraq area
marketplace in Baquba. Earlier, some authorities
reported she had killed as many as nine people. U.S forces report that 20
women have become suicide bombers this year. It is believed that many of the women
are recruited by al-Qaeda because it is easier for them to pass through security
checks. Some of the women will do it because they have lost their husbands, and
the promise of benefits for the rest of the family is too tempting to resist.
Others are forced by threats to their families. Separately, gunmen killed
a Sahwa member in a western neighborhood, and two
people were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Mualimeen.
A suicide bomber killed four
members of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) in Samarra. Another nine
people were wounded as well.
Sahwa were injured during a car bombing in the Anbar province village of Simsimiya.
In Mosul, a mortar barrage wounded
six people at a government building. Three
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing. Gunmen killed two civilians
in separate incidents. Also, two suspects were detained.
Three people were killed
and two more were wounded in a bombing in Mussayab.
Afar, gunmen killed
an official from the Iraqi Islamic Party.
A bomb outside the home
of a Suleiman Beg official wounded
policemen were injured during a suicide
bombing in Bahbahani.
In al-Aheimer village, a roadside
a woman. A second
woman was killed by a stray bullet when local people fired into the air to
protest the blast.
Two schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Talkif yesterday
today in Kirkuk. Three men were arrested in connection.
driver was kidnapped
in northern Wassit province. Seven kidnap victims were freed
after an hours-long ordeal; they had been on their way to Karbala to visit holy
In Baghdad, a car bomb was planted on a car in Adhimiya;
it wounded four people.
was shot as he was trying to kidnap a journalist. An Islamic State in Iraq
leader was detained.
The leader of an armed group was captured
A roadside bomb killed
four people and wounded three others on a highway near Mandali.
killed a shepherd and
wounded a second one on a road near Tikrit.
U.S. forces arrested
13 suspects across northern and central Iraq.
member was killed in Khan Bani Saad.
Compiled by Margaret