Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Aug. 12, 2008
A provincial governor
was the target of today's most significant bombing. He survived, but three died
others died in Baquba. Overall, 16 people were killed and 23 more were wounded
across Iraq. Also, a
Marine was killed, two others were wounded, in Anbar province during a
small arms attack on Sunday.
suicide bomber targeted an official motorcade in Baquba, killing
two bodyguards and wounding 10 others. The provincial governor, who was traveling
in the convoy, escaped unharmed. Earlier another suicide
three people and wounded three more at a police station. Yesterday, the Iraqi
government temporarily suspended a security operation in the province, and the
police chief was fired.
A curfew has been imposed.
family members were found shot dead near Ramadi. One woman and three
children were among the dead.
In Baghdad, three
people were injured during a bombing near Khilani Square. One
Iraqi soldier was killed and three more were wounded during security operations
that netted 22 suspects. Two bombs were safely
detonated in Karrada. Two Katyusha rockets were defused
in Zaafaraniya. One
unidentified body was found dumped in Khilani. Nine gunmen were arrested
in the Adhamiya area. Meanwhile, a Sadrist lawmaker complained
that more concrete dividers were being erected in Sadr City at a time when they
should be dismantled instead.
In Mosul, mortar fire injured
a civilian. A policeman
was wounded as he was defusing a roadside bomb. Two
civilians were injured in an explosion in Zinjili. Two truck drivers
were kidnapped in separate incidents. Also, a gunman
was found dead, and five others were arrested.
Seventy gunmen were captured
last Friday in Iskandariya.
Near Kirkuk, nine suspects were
in several small villages. Two suspects were captured
as they were planting a roadside bomb.
Four al-Qaeda suspects were detained
Compiled by Margaret Griffis