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July 9, 2008
Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 30 Iraqis Killed; 76 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:35 p.m. EDT, July 9, 2008

A number of bombings rocked Mosul and Fallujah today, leaving dozens of casualties. Overall, 30 Iraqis were killed and another 76 were wounded across the country. Also, one American soldier was killed and another two were wounded in Samarra.

In Mosul, eight people were killed and 41 were wounded during a bomb attack on a convoy carrying the commander of army forces in Ninevah province. Gunmen killed two policemen in a separate incidents. A soldier was shot and wounded in the al-Islah al-Zeraei neighborhood. Another bombing wounded an Iraqi soldier. Late in the day, yet another bombing wounded two women. Mosul is considered al-Qaeda's last urban stronghold in Iraq. Also, a wanted suspect was captured and two weapons caches were confiscated.

Six people were killed and 18 more were wounded during a bomb attack outside a bank in Fallujah. Retirees were waiting in line to receive their pensions when the first bomb was detonated. A second bomb blasted the first responders who arrived to help bomb victims. U.S. forces reported a third bomb as well. This double-bombing tactic has been used frequently in Iraq. Anbar province is currently suffering from a slight surge in violence.

In Baghdad, six people were killed and eight more were wounded when a gunman shot at worshippers in an Abu Ghraib mosque. At least 32 suspects were captured. Three hostages were freed. Also, one dumped body was found in Talbiyah.

A roadside bomb killed four people traveling in a funeral procession near Baquba. The "mastermind" of a bombing was captured.

The body of a young girl was found in a ditch near Kut.

A body was found in Tuz Khormato.

Two civilians were injured in a shooting near Makhmour.

A suspect was killed during a police raid in Udhaim.

In Kirkuk, a cell phone tower was destroyed.

A child was freed in Karbala and her kidnappers were arrested. Three other suspects were detained.

A man headed to Karbala was arrested at a checkpoint in al-Dibla. He was carrying a "hallucinogenic" substance that would be combined with perfume and given to pilgrims.

Fourteen detainees were released in Diyala province after they proved their innocence.

A rocket attack wounded three members of an Awakening Council in Bishkan.

Gunmen wounded two physicians driving near Hawija.

Eight people were detained in Dhi Qar.

Iran's military launched an artillery attack on suspected rebel locations in Suleimaniyah province.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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