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August 18, 2008
Monday: 14 Iraqis Killed, 34 Wounded

Updated at 5:48 p.m. EDT, August 18, 2008

At least 14 people were killed and 34 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Baghdad suffered a number of bombs, but no Coalition deaths were reported.

U.S. forces showered two civilians with bullets in the Makhmour area. The man and his son died of their wounds.

In Baghdad, a Shi'ite cleric was killed and his wife wounded during a shooting in Zaafaraniya. In Yarmouk, nine people were wounded when a bomb targeting a U.S. patrol blasted them instead. A roadside bomb wounded six people, including three policemen, in Mansour. A bomb in Karrada wounded four people, including three policemen. Iraqi forces killed three suspects and detained 33 more.

Five people were killed and seven more were wounded at a checkpoint in Ramadi.

Gunmen killed three people in the Abul Khasib are of Basra province. They were working for the electoral commission.

In Mosul, the mayor survived a roadside bomb blast that wounded his bodyguard. A roadside bomb injured three prison employees. A religious leader was killed yesterday. A roadside bomb wounded a Peshmerga fighter. Also, a sniper injured a policeman.

An IED blew up inside a home in Qarat Tabba. A civilian outside the home was wounded. Peshmerga forces handed over security of the area today to Iraqi forces.

An Awakening Council leader was killed in Touz.

U.S. forces detained 11 suspects across northern and central Iraq.

Three suspects were arrested in Wassit.

In Basra, eight suspects were captured.

Thousands of Interior Ministry personnel participated in a military parade in Baquba.

Security forces reported arrested 460 people during the entirety of an operation in Diyala province. They also reported that over 1300 people surrendered. Diyala is one of the most unstable of Iraq's provinces.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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