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July 14, 2008
Monday: 1 US Soldier, 16 Iraqis Killed; 20 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:05 p.m. EDT, July 14, 2008

At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. One U.S. soldier died from a non-combat related incident as well.

In Baghdad, three people were killed and 14 others were wounded when a hand grenade was lobbed at them during a gathering in Allawi. Two dumped bodies were discovered.

In Mosul, police at a checkpoint killed a suicide bomber before he could inflict harm. An off-duty policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting at a bus terminal.

Five bodies were found in Tal Abta. Two women and a child were kidnapped at the same time four of the victims were killed. Their fate is unknown.

Three decomposed bodies were discovered in Muqdadiyah.

A body was found in Mahaweel.

In Baquba, an IED wounded three members of the local Awakening Council.

A roadside bomb near the Peshta border crossing with Iran injured two border guards.

Peaceful marchers in Hawija demanded that provincial elections take place on schedule.

Fallujah is under a curfew following yesterday's pair of bomb blasts targeting local officials.

Fourteen detainees were released from U.S. custody after swearing to uphold the peace.

Two high-ranking army officers were kidnapped in Kirkuk.

An Iraqi fisherman who came too close to Iranian waters was shot and wounded by Iranian border guards.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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