Updated at 7:59 p.m. EDT, July 12, 2008
At least 18 Iraqis
were killed and 22 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. A possible
political assassination took place in a quiet mixed area near Mosul. No Coalition
deaths were reported.
Gunmen opened fired on a soccer game Dhuluiya.
A policeman and an Awakening
Council member were killed. Three people were wounded. Two
people were killed and two more were wounded in a separate shooting. Six suspects
in an unrelated incident.
A bomb outside the Fallujah home of an
anti-terrorism official injured
him. Later, another bomb killed
four policemen and wounded five others at the scene. The chief of police resigned
from his post after the incident. In recent weeks, a surge in attacks in the area
has cast doubt on security gains.
people were killed during a bombing in Wajihiya.
a bomb on Palestine St. wounded
six people. An IED in Adhamiya wounded
four people. One
dumped body was found.
In relatively safe Basheeqa, gunmen killed
a man who was the member of a political organization representing the Shabak
minority group. A parliamentarian from the Shabak group accused the Kurdistan
Democratic Party of having hired an assassin for the job after the man had sued
the KDP and received death threats. The KDP denied the accusations.
Mosul, gunmen killed
a bodyguard working for the provincial governor. A man
was killed in a separate shooting. Gunmen killed
another man. Two
dumped bodies were discovered.
A blast in Buhriz wounded
In Diyala, 31 detainees were released
after proving their innocence.
Rockets and light munitions were confiscated
in Wassit province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis