Updated at 8:34 p.m. EDT, July 21, 2008
At least 24 Iraqis
were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition
deaths were reported. A home belonging to the family of a pro-U.S. MP was blown
up in Baghdad, but no one was hurt. Also, bombs targeted homes belonging to Fallujah
police officers or their families.
In Mosul, a suicide car bomber
killed two Iraqi Kurds and wounded
eight others yesterday; the dead were contractors working for Massoud Barzani,
leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Two
Iraqi soldiers were shot and killed. Gunmen killed
two people in a car. A body
bearing gunshot wounds was found. Five wanted men were arrested,
and a kidnap victim was liberated.
In Baghdad, five
people were wounded when a bomb blew up in Tobchi. A home belonging
to the family of an outspoken MP was blown up, but no
casualties were reported. U.S. forces captured
a man suspected of being a "propagandist" for Hezbollah Brigades. Iraqi police
five men and confiscated a weapons cache. Also, one
unidentified body was found.
A tractor bomb killed
seven people and wounded eight more in Saidiya. Most of the dead were
Awakening Counicl members.
A bomb near the home of the Fallujah
police chief's father left five
wounded. A bomb exploded at the home of police official, but left no
casualties. Two other bombs were safely defused.
Clashes between two
Turkmen tribes left three
dead and two wounded in Tal Afar.
bodies were found in a yard in Suwayra.
chief was shot and killed in Abu Saida.
a man outside his Kut home.
Near Buhriz, gunmen stormed
a home and kidnapped
Kurdish forces confiscated
a weapons cash near Khanaquin.
In Kirkuk, a senior
police officer was killed and four of his body guards were wounded during
a bombing. Gunmen killed
the bureau chief at a Kurdish magazine near his home.
by Margaret Griffis