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.
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
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.
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.
was found in Tuz Khormato.
civilians were injured in a shooting near Makhmour.
was killed during a police raid in Udhaim.
a cell phone tower was destroyed.
A child was freed
in Karbala and her kidnappers were arrested. Three other suspects were
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
three members of an Awakening Council in Bishkan.
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